Forbidden by the WTO? Discrimination Against a Product When Its Creation Causes Harm to the Environment or Animal Welfare
37 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2013 Last revised: 22 Jan 2015
Date Written: September 1, 2008
Sometimes countries make distinctions between seemingly identical products because of the different impact that each product's processing method has on the environment or animal welfare. When used appropriately, these distinctions can be a powerful force toward positive environmental change, sustainable development, and increased animal welfare. This article shows how environmental and animal welfare process and production (PPM) distinctions can and should exist within the framework of the international trade regime.
Keywords: animal welfare, sustainable development, international trade, environmental law, international environmental law, WTO
JEL Classification: F1, K10, K32, K33
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation