Environmental Process and Production Methods (PPMs) in WTO Law

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serval:BIB_8B2F23A310C6
Type
PhD thesis: a PhD thesis.
Collection
Publications
Title
Environmental Process and Production Methods (PPMs) in WTO Law
Author(s)
Sifonios David
Director(s)
Ziegler Andreas
Institution details
Université de Lausanne, Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique
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Faculté de droit et des sciences criminelles
Université de Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Publication state
Accepted
Issued date
2018
Language
english
Abstract
This book examines the conditions under which PPM measures may be adopted under WTO law de lege lata and de legeferetida. It analyses in détail the complex case law in this field and its évolution in the last 25 years, as well as the many doctrinal debates around PPM measures and their relevance in the light of the évolution of case law, both under the GATT and the TBT Agreement. Further, it also suggests an original approach to the interprétation of the relevant provisions of the GATT and the TBT Agreement in the context of PPM measures.
The PPM issue has been one of the most debated topics in the trade and environment debate. Even though the US-Shrimp case showed that PPM measures are not prohibited per se under the GATT, many questions remain unanswered when it cornes to the pré¬cisé conditions under which environmental PPM measures are justifiable under WTO law, for example in the field of trade measures relating to climate change mitigation efforts, natural resources management policies and biodiversity conservation measures.

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