The European Union (EU) is again pushing for animal welfare standards to be in the World Trade Organazation’s (WTO) multilateral trade negotiations.
The EU has tried before to create agreement that would allow any GATT signer to impose either higher tariffs or nontariff trade barriers based on “significant consumer concern” in member country. Issues such as animal welfare and biotechnology were thought to fall under the “significant consumer concern” clause. These measures failed in the past.
Read the Thaindian News article for more information about EU’s latest push.