Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 1, Issue 1,2003
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Agriculture and the environment in free trade agreements


Dale Colyer

Recieved Date: 2002-11-03, Accepted Date: 2003-01-12


The inclusion of environmental issues in trade liberalization agreements has become a major issue since they were included in NAFTA and recognized by the Uruguay Round GATT agreement. However, the exact role and nature of these remains contentious with many WTO members opposed to an extensive role for environmental issues in multilateral trade agreements. Nonethe-less, the declaration that established the Doha Round recognizes a role, albeit a limited one, for the environment in negotiating the next trade liberalization agreement. The exact nature of environmental issues in the Doha Round will be the result of extensive negotiations and compromises.


Trade and environment, agricultural trade, trade liberalization, Doha round

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2003
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 145-147

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