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GATT obligation. II. ARTICLE xx(b) GATT AND THE TBT AGREEMENT A. THE TBT AGREEMENT IN GENERAL, One of the Agreements contained in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement is the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (the TBT Agreement), one of the areas of the new WTO jurisprudence not made the subject

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade
In: Non-Economic Objectives in WTO Law

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In: Review of Central and East European Law
Author: Ulrike Will

The ets and the ets - ba might impose technical standards or regulations on products that fall under the tbt Agreement. Examples are technical standards or regulations to define the sector border adjustment (BA) sector s to which the ets - ba applies, thresholds above which the ETS - ba

In: Climate Border Adjustments and WTO Law
Justification Provisions of GATT, GATS, SPS and TBT Agreements
Author: Stefan Zleptnig
This volume examines the complex relationship between economic and non-economic objectives in WTO law. It discusses how non-economic objectives (such as the protection of public morals, life and health, environment, or human rights) can serve as justification for trade-restrictive measures normally prohibited under WTO law. The relevant non-economic grounds of justification are analysed, as well as the substantive and procedural requirements which restrain the use of trade-restrictive measures taken for non-economic purposes. The issues covered by this book also have wider systemic implications for the WTO. Only if the WTO can demonstrate that it is not just concerned about free trade, but respects non-economic objectives as well, is it likely to remain a sustainable and legitimate form of governance.

, there have been 5 arbitrations on the level of suspensions of concessions and five times the WTO has authorized a Member to proceed to the suspension of concessions towards other Members for the failure to comply with a DSB decision. 2. THE APPLICATION OF THE TBT AGREEMENT IN THE SARDINES CASE During

In: The Italian Yearbook of International Law Online
Author: Benn McGrady

* Project Director, Trade, Investment and Health Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. In a series of disputes under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade
Author: J. Ife Ogbonna

tbt Agreement. 8 Before ec – Seal Products scholarly works on the ‘public morals’ exception had been hypothetical and conjectural. Steve Charnovitz’s work was extensive but it was only on the ‘potential use’ of Article XX(a) because the ‘clash between trade and morality continues to rattle

In: International Human Rights Law Review

nevertheless not yet explored, or explored fully, in the current discourse. The first one refers to the possible role and function of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) when discussing system convergence between trade and investment. Arguably, reflections on the TBT Agreement and

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade