The Regulatory Issue
Out of the two areas of interlinking regulation, the one far further developed is obviously trade regulation. It is therefore also the most used point of departure for discussing the interlinkage. In this section we will look into the three main sources of trade regulation relevant for a European country, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the OECD Guiding Principles and European Community law, and their respective (potential) environmental coverage.
KeywordsRegulatory Issue Dispute Settlement Uruguay Round International Environmental Agreement National Environmental Policy
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