American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Transboundary Trade in Genetically Modified Foods
Lars Bracht Andersen

This articles looks at the regulatory approach to GM foods at three levels: Codex Alimentarius, the WTO and the EU. The key issue is the latitude of the EU to have regional food safety measures that impose import restrictions on GM foods from third countries. This latitude is limited by the EU’s commitment to the WTO Agreements, but the interpretation and application of the WTO Agreements are disputed by both the EU and other WTO Members. The objective of this article is to examine the impact of Codex Alimentarius measures on this conflict. Keywords: GM foods, free trade, Codex Alimentarius, EU, WTO

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