Tuna and the GATT
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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization),
  • Dolphins,
  • Tuna fishing,
  • United States -- Commerce -- Mexico,
  • Mexico -- Commerce -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementEugene H. Buck
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 11, fr. 1213
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15459059M

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but it has already generated a mountain of debate, controversy, and outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide explicit examples of how the organization regulates into areas of individual consumer choice, ethical preferences, and cultural by: These commitments require a country to: ban harvesting tuna through purse seine nets deployed on, or to encircle, dolphins or other marine mammals, beginning 1 March for a period of five years; place an observer on each vessel engaging in purse seine fishing in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean; reduce dolphin mortality resulting from purse seine net operations by its vessels by a statistically . 31 August to prohibit imports of tuna and tuna products from Canada was discriminatory and contrary to the obligations of the United States under the GATT and impaired benefits accruing to Canada under the GATT. The Government of Canada at the same time requested, pursuant to.   In the absence of any formal exclusion from the scope of the GATT, one could make the basic argument that, a contrario, water is to be considered a tradable good subject to the GATT. Moreover, water is mentioned under several tariff headings of the ‘Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System’ (Harmonised System or HS). The HS is a harmonised classification Author: Fitzgerald Temmerman.

large tuna vessels operating in the eastern tropical Pacific, became fully operational. As part of the program, the IATTC places observers on all tuna vessels capable of fishing for tuna in association with dolphin in the eastern tropical Pacific. The observers gather detailed information. In the Panel Report on “United States - Prohibition of Imports of Tuna and Tuna Products from Canada”, the Panel examined a US prohibition on imports of tuna and tuna products from Canada, imposed 31 August following the seizure by Canadian authorities of US fishing vessels and fishermen in disputed waters. wt/ds/rw 14 april () page: 1/ original: english united states – measures concerning the importation, marketing and sale of tuna and tuna products. tuna from Mexico caught using nets which resulted in the incidental killing of dolphins, heightened attention on the linkages between environmental protection policies and trade. Mexico claimed that the.

  The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) is a legal instrument primarily concerned with products and it does not appear to be surprising that problems of identifying product similarities as well as problems of classifying and . PDF | On , Duncan Brack and others published Reconciling the GATT and Multilateral Environmental Agreements with Trade Provisions: The Latest Debate | Find, read and cite all the. international trade issues relating to animals, including consideration of the provisions of GATT relevant to animal protection and the seminal WTO/GATT decisions in the Tuna/Dolphin, Shrimp/Turtle, Tuna Labeling and EU/Seal Products cases;Brand: Thomas Kelch. Article XX(b) of the GATT 81 Function of Article XX ’s Chapeau 81 Article XIV of the GATS 85 Selected literature 86 Selected jurisprudence under Articles XX(b) and (g) of the GATT and Article XIV of the GATS 87 US – Tuna and Tuna Products from Canada, 87 Canada – Unprocessed Herring and Salmon, 90 Thailand – Cigarettes, 92File Size: 1MB.