Private Standards and Global Governance
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Private Standards and Global Governance

Economic, Legal and Political Perspectives

Edited by Axel Marx, Miet Maertens, Johan Swinnen and Jan Wouters

The expert contributors assess the state-of-the-art with regard to private regulation of food, natural resources and labor conditions. They begin with an introduction to, and discussion of, several leading existing private standards, and go on to assess private food standards and their legitimacy and effectiveness in the context of the global trade regime.
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Chapter 9: WTO Perspectives on Private Standards

G. Stanton

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26/6/12/final 9. Food safety-related private standards: the WTO perspective Gretchen H. Stanton1 INTRODUCTION The international trade agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been negotiated by the governments of the 155 countries/ te...

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