Environmental Issues in the New World Trading System

  • Peter Uimonen
  • John Whalley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 1-9
  3. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 11-24
  4. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 39-53
  5. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 55-70
  6. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 71-105
  7. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 107-131
  8. Peter Uimonen, John Whalley
    Pages 145-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-199

About this book


This book examines the recent controversy between international trade and environmental policies. It analyses the use of environmentally-motivated trade policies, national environmental policies, and their relationships with the rules governing trade, critically examining proposals rule reform. A theoretical framework is provided for a consideration of the efficiency of environmental trade policies and an evaluation made of empirical links between environmental policy differences and trade flows. Concerns of developing countries over environmentally-motivated market access restrictions are highlighted in considering international trade rules and the agreements reached at UNCED.


environment environmental policy international trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Uimonen
    • 1
  • John Whalley
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.International Monetary FundUSA
  2. 2.University of Western OntarioCanada
  3. 3.University of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25412-5
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25414-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25412-5
  • About this book