Recent International and Regulatory Decisions About Geographical Indications

dc.contributor.author Marette, Stephan
dc.contributor.author Clemens, Roxanne
dc.contributor.author Babcock, Bruce
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T04:50:05.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:07:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:07:51Z
dc.date.issued 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="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/agr.20173" target="_blank">10.1002/agr.20173</a>.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1535
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/21756
dc.source.uri http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=matric_workingpapers
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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