Environmental Protectionism, North-South Trade, and the Uruguay Round

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Piritta Sorsa

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: January 1995


The paper seeks to provide an overview of the present state of debate on trade, environment and the GATT for developing countries. Potential for green protectionism and relevant GATT rules are discussed in three areas: i) environmental product regulations including eco-labeling and other product measures with effects on production processes and border adjustment of environmental taxes; ii) extraterritorial use of trade measures to influence environmental behavior in other countries; and iii) the use of trade measures with international environmental agreements. The conclusion of the Uruguay Round will have a number of direct and indirect effects on trade and environment and the GATT debate on it.

JEL Classification: F13, Q18

Suggested Citation

Sorsa, Piritta, Environmental Protectionism, North-South Trade, and the Uruguay Round (January 1995). IMF Working Paper No. 95/6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=883156

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