S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Latin American Studies (라틴아메리카연구소) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) vol.05 (1994)
Continental Trade and Environmental Policy
- Wooton, Ian
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- 서울대학교 라틴아메리카연구소(SNUILAS)
- Revista Iberoamericana, Vol.5, pp. 117-151
- In this paper we examine the relationship between international trade and environmental policies in the context of a regional trading agreement, with special reference to the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA). Our interest was sparked by the renowned trade conflict on tuna between Mexico and the United States in which the Us used trade policy (an embargo on imports of tuna) in order to pursue an environmental goal (the protection of dolphins, that are frequently caught and die in the nets of Mexican tuna fishermen). This bilateral dispute highlighted some of the inadequacies of the current multilateral trading system in dealing with environmental problems; indicating that, in the absence of a significant change in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), some other mechanism is needed in order to resolve disagreements over environmental issues.