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Addressing Environmental Concerns Through Trade: A Case for Extraterritoriality?

In the absence of stringent and coordinated international action, States might seek alternatives to promote environmental protection unilaterally.

Barbara Cooreman
20 January 2016

Trade measures may be tools to promote environmental protection in other countries through the means of trade restrictions based on the process and production methods of a good, but can they be used to protect global environmental concerns? This article takes a closer look at the extraterritorial effect of such trade measures and purports to answer whether the WTO forms a stumbling block for States to address global environmental concerns through trade.

Published in: International & Comparative Law Quarterly, volume 65, issue 01, pp. 229-248.

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