First North American Symposium on Understanding the Linkages Between Trade and Environment

January 25, 2002
Through the combination of its substantive provisions, adjudicative processes and enforcement mechanisms, trade law has a significant impact on how governments can take environmental decisions and enact environmental measures.

This paper undertakes a survey of the application of trade law rules to environmental management and decision-making by governments. It correlates five generic stages of environmental management against seven major trade law disciplines that are particularly relevant to measures for the protection of the national environment.

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IISD, 2002