Biofuels Certification and the Law of the World Trade Organization
by Professor Marsha A. Echols
Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy Production and Trade Series • Issue Paper 19
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This report places biofuels certification in an international trade context.
It assesses certification through the World Trade Organization (WTO) lens and develops the requirements for trade compliance.
This paper identifies a number of issues for policymakers to consider, including the following:
- compliance with a variety of standards and incentives related to their encouragement of the switch to biofuels from fossil fuels
- the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and other WTO agreements
- the issues, steps and unsettled areas that must be faced by when planning a biofuels-certification programme
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