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Summary: This article discusses how Brazil's threat to issue compulsory licenses on U.S. HIV/AIDS drugs would violate the WTO TRIPS Agreement and endanger public health.
Summary: This article discusses how the RGGI will significantly raise energy, goods and services prices for regional businesses and consumers without providing measurable environmental benefits.
Summary: This article raises a number of questions concerning the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ("RGGI")
Summary: This article discusses how Europe is working behind the scences to ensure the success of RGGI for purposes of influencing U.S. climate change policy.
Summary: This article discusses how emotion-based fear and irrationality regarding climate can trigger costly economic consequences.
European Union Environment, Health & Safety Law/Policy & International Trade Law
European Union Environment, Health & Safety Law/Policy & International Trade Law
European Union Environment, Health & Safety Law/Policy & International Trade Law
Brazilian Intellectual Property Law/Policy & International Trade Law
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Environmental Law
U.S.
Environmental Law
U.S./International Environmental Law
U.S./International Environmental Law
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​Library White Papers 2003-2005


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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.
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.