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Summary: This article identifies a new trend in governmental use of non-tariff trade barriers - burdensome and costly environment, health and safety regulations and corresponding technical product standards that serve to deny market access to U.S. and other foreign goods.
Summary: This article discusses how the EU seeks to inject the Precautionary Principle into the WTO Agreements, the international standards development process, and its bilateral trade, aid and capacity-building agreements with other countries.
Summary: This article discusses how the EU's imposition of Precautionary Principle-based regulations upon developing country trading partners diminishes their prospects for social and economic advancement and health and environmental protection.