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Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Selective Enforcement

The notion of “fair” trade implies that trade agreements should protect values other than pure trade liberalization. But which values must be protected in order for trade to be “fair”? This Article makes two novel contributions. First,...

Selective Enforcement of Trade Laws: A Problem in Need of Fixing to Advance Environmental Goals?

Prof. Timothy Meyer has written a thought-provoking article about how governments selectively enforce trade laws in ways that undermine environmental interests. He argues trade enforcement against products with social benefits (i.e.,...

Fixing a Broken System That Promotes Climate Change and Depletion of Global Fisheries: WTO Subsidy Reform Is Just the Tip of the (Melting) Iceberg

Our planet is hurtling toward dramatic and devastating impacts from climate change caused in large part by our reliance on fossil fuels. Meanwhile, liberalized trading rules have promoted a global economy heavily reliant on trade, which...

Much Ado About Nothing: Does the Death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Affect Global Food Safety?

With continued globalization of the food system and the increasing number of agricultural products traded on the world market, concerns regarding food safety standards in other countries led Congress to pass the Food Safety...