Private Food Safety and Quality Standards and the WTO

Casey, Donal (2007) Private Food Safety and Quality Standards and the WTO. University College Dublin Law Review, 65 (7). pp. 65-90. ISSN 1649-1327. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The recent rise in 'non-traditional patterns of global regulation'2 of food safety and quality begs the question as to whether private food standard schemes come within the ambit of the international trade law and, if not, how they may be regulated in order to prevent them becoming unjustifiable trade barriers. The key question according to Henson is, 'whether private food safety and quality standards come within the framework of the rights and obligations laid down by the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)3 and/or the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)4 or whether they might conceivably do so in the future?

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Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 08:54
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