Labelling of Products and the Rules of the World Trade Organization
PhD student: Mr P. Stamoulis
Promotors: Mrs Prof E.I.L. Vos, Prof P.L.H. van den Bossche
Duration: 1/9/2004 - 31/8/2008
Labelling is an informantional tool for enabling consumer preferences and their effective protection but it is also an instrument that regulates market and influences trade’s flow. This research examines the interplay of the requirement and function of labelling to address consumers’ needs with the WTO rules. The central aim is to provide answers to the problem of where to draw the line between labelling as tool that serves the needs of the consumers and labelling being a trade restrictive measure contrary to the obligations that WTO Members have under the WTO Agreement.