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Salmon and Fruit Salad: Australia’s Response to World Trade Organisation Quarantine Disputes*

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Kellow, AJ and Haward, M and Welch, K (2005) Salmon and Fruit Salad: Australia’s Response to World Trade Organisation Quarantine Disputes*. Australian Journal of Political Science, 40 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1036-1146

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Abstract

The introduction of new quarantine disciplines under World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements has given rise to tensions within the Australian federation over quarantine measures. This paper examines WTO disciplines and rules as they affect trade in agriculture and food products. It highlights the significance of risk assessment in the policy process relating to quarantine, and identifies key issues arising from the WTO Australia-Salmon case and outlines the cases currently tabled at the WTO for settlement with Australia named as respondent. The paper concludes by identifying the lessons from the salmon case in terms of intergovernmental interaction and policy learning within the Australian federation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Political Science
Page Range: pp. 17-32
ISSN: 1036-1146
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/10361140500049172
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2007 21:43
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2416
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