Recent International and Regulatory Decisions About Geographical Indications Marette, Stephan Clemens, Roxanne Babcock, Bruce
dc.contributor.department Economics 2018-02-18T04:50:05.000 2020-06-30T02:07:51Z 2020-06-30T02:07:51Z 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>As worldwide consumer demand for high-quality products and for information about these products increases, labels and geographical indications (GIs) can serve to signal quality traits to consumers; however, GI systems among countries are not homogeneous and can be used as trade barriers against competition. Philosophical differences between the European Union (EU) and the United States about how GIs should be registered and protected led to the formation of a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute-settlement panel. In this article, we discuss the issues behind the dispute, the WTO panel decision, and the EU response to the panel decision leading to the new Regulation 510/2006. Given the potential for GI labels to supply consumer information, context is provided for the discussion using recent literature on product labeling. Implications are drawn regarding the importance of the panel decision and the EU response relative to GI issues yet to be negotiated under the Doha Round.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a working paper of an article from <em>Agribusiness: International Journal, </em>24(2008); 453-472.<em> </em>Doi: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1002/agr.20173</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.disciplines International Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Other Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Public Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Regional Economics
dc.title Recent International and Regulatory Decisions About Geographical Indications
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