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Commensalistic institutions and value conflicts: the World Trade Organization and global private food standards

Botterill, Linda; Daugbjerg, Carsten


An important outcome of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations was the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). This was set up to discipline the use of national food safety and animal and plant health regulations and to prevent their emergence as technical barriers to trade. The Agreement privileges free trade and scientific evidence, thus excluding many ethical considerations from the regulations that national governments can enact in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: European Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1017/S1755773913000295


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