Summary: This article discusses how the WTO Panel in the EC Biotech Products case reaffirmed that a scientific risk assessment rather than a hazard assessment is the definitive WTO SPS Agreement benchmark for food safety regulation purposes.
Summary: This article details how the EU and its Member States enlisted private regional environmental standards bodies to promote official government sustainable forest management policies that likely violated the WTO rights of developing country industries.
Summary: This Letter-to-the-Editor argues that, since France's high costs for employing workers constrains business and job growth as well as company investments and entrepreneurial risk-taking, France must rapidly undertake reforms which facilitate private property ownership.
Summary: This article describes how Brazil has embarked on a global campaign, assisted by civil society activists, to establish a new global paradigm of intellectual property ("IP") rights 'public interest' exceptions and limitations that threatens U.S.-based private IP assets and operations.
Summary: These related articles appearing in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Washington, DC review the multiple bases offered by the Brazil's Lula Government for its 'taking' of pharmaceutical patents for HIV/AIDS drugs for less than fair compensation.