publication . Preprint . 1992

The environment : a new challenge to GATT

Sorsa, Piritta;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Sep 1992
Abstract
Will environmental issues challenge the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? Calls for a new round of multilateral trade negotiations on the environment have multiplied. Environmentalists have kept up pressure to modify GATT. Industries with higher environmental costs may seek protection from imports. But the GATT, as a trade forum, is not the right place to discuss environmental solutions, contends the author. Focusing on trade will only distract attention from the true causes of environmental problems. Legitimate environmental policies conflict little with GATT rules because the source of most environmental problems is not trade but prices that do no...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies,Economic Theory&Research,Health Economics&Finance,Environmental Governance,Energy and Environment

Table of Contents Introduction ...................................... BasicIssues with EnvironmentalPolicies .2....................... GATT and DomesticEnvironmentalPolicies........................

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