Legal Opinion: International Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade (2006)

Legal Opinion: International Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade (2006)

This paper, published in 2006, from the ISEAL Alliance and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) in Geneva summarises the findings of two legal opinions regarding the ability of governments to reference existing voluntary international standards in relation to technical regulations relating to trade and, in particular, the implications in terms of possible 'technical barriers to trade'.