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Uniform Title EU and WTO Law (Online)
Title EU and WTO Law : How Tight Is the Legal Straitjacket for Environmental Product Regulation?
Published Bruxelles : VUB University Press, Feb. 2006 Chicago : Independent Publishers Group [distributor]
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Description 1 online resource (327 pages)
Series Institute for European Studies Ser
Institute for European Studies Ser
Summary Annotation Examining the impact of free trade rules, this survey aims to help clarify the legal boundaries that exist on product regulation between national law, European Union (EU) law, World Trade Organization (WTO) law, and international environmental law. Public authorities make a consistent effort to regulate trade, acting within the policy space that remains openboth at the national and supranational levelwhile maintaining environmental protection and sustainable development. In exploring this process, this study brings to light the conflict of interests between free trade rules and product-oriented environmental measures. While environmental law increasingly relies on product regulations as an important policy instrument, supranational economic lawas laid down within the framework of the EU and the WTOtends to view such regulations as trade barriers, which are to be removed as far as possible. This apparent contradiction between environmental protection and trade liberalization is analyzed closely, revealing why it has been the subject of much political and academic debate
Audience Scholarly & Professional VUB University Press
Subject European Union -- Congresses.
World Trade Organization -- Congresses.
Environmental law, International -- Congresses.
Free trade -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Green products -- Congresses.
International trade -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Pallemaerts, Marc, editor
ISBN 9054874031
(Trade Paper)