FDA Regulation of Imported Foods in an Age of Globalization

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Schisa, Michael W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T03:04:31Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation FDA Regulation of Imported Foods in an Age of Globalization (2002 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8846760
dc.description.abstract This essay will explore the intersection between the FDA’s regulation of imported foods and the United States’ obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement), three of the foundational documents underlying the WTO system. I will argue that the FDA’s import regime violates US trade obligations both by virtue of its use of a different standard for denying imported food access to the US market than for determining whether domestically produced food is fit for consumption and by virtue of the relatively informal manner in which FDA is able to exercise virtually limitless statutory authority over imported foods. Additionally, the essentially ad hoc determination of what imported food is inspected or detained, while not necessarily inconsistent with the WTO regime, is susceptible to abuses that could give rise to trade complaints. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject FDA, en
dc.subject Imports, en
dc.subject SPS, en
dc.subject TBT, en
dc.subject GATT en
dc.title FDA Regulation of Imported Foods in an Age of Globalization en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T03:04:31Z

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