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Are ISO/IEC Rules the Odds Out of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement?

  • Michelle Ratton Sanchez BadinEmail author
  • Marina Yoshimi Takitani
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Abstract

This chapter analyzes the recognition rules of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) by the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an example of transnational relations. The ISO-IEC/WTO relationship is described from the analysis of the EC-Sardines and US-Tuna II cases, which have conflicting interpretations of the relationship between the rules of those institutions. The way to establish such relationship can directly challenge the notions of representation and legitimacy of the decision-making process within the WTO, as argued in the chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marina Yoshimi Takitani
    • 2
  1. 1.FGV Direito SPSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Nasser Sociedade de AdvogadosSão PauloBrazil

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