The WTO, Tuna and Dolphins: Has the Environment Lost Another Battle?

Delhi Law Review, Volume 31: 2012

Posted: 13 Jul 2015 Last revised: 14 Jul 2015

See all articles by Professor Surya P. Subedi

Professor Surya P. Subedi

University of Leeds - School of Law; University of Leeds - Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Date Written: December 10, 2012

Abstract

On 13 June 2012 the World Trade Organisation (WTO) adopted a report issued by its Appellate Body ruling that United States rules regarding the labeling of tuna products needed to be brought into compliance with global trade rules. It marked the conclusion of another phase in a dispute that had been raised under the GATT and one that has been simmering for more than 20 years. However, the case is also interesting in that arguments were raised directly relating to privileges under the GATT 1994 and under the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. This made the case a test in relation to the handling of trade and environment concerns through a dispute process in the WTO relating to the TBT Agreement.

Keywords: WTO, GATT, Technical Barriers to Trade, India, Trade Law

Suggested Citation

Subedi, Surya P., The WTO, Tuna and Dolphins: Has the Environment Lost Another Battle? (December 10, 2012). Delhi Law Review, Volume 31: 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2629767

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University of Leeds - Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law ( email )

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