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 10: Public and Private Food Safety Standards and International Trade Law. How to Build a Balanced Relationship

J. Wouters, A. Marx and N. Hachez


3/7/12/final 10. Private standards, global governance and international trade: the case of global food safety governance Jan Wouters, Axel Marx and Nicolas Hachez1 1. INTRODUCTION Foodstuffs are increasingly produced and traded globally. Developing...

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