• International Trade and Environmental Governance in the WTO and NAFTA. Selected Thematic Lessons for SADC in Transition

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(LONIAS NDLOVU (LLB, LLM)is a senior lecturer and vice-dean in the Faculty of Commerce Administration and Law at the University of Zululand, South Africa.He holds the qualifications of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He lectures courses in international trade law.)


This book focuses on the theme of international trade regulation and environmental governance under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The regulation of international trade in an environmental context has been discussed ad nauseam but this book specifically contextualizes the debate to the regional grouping Southern African Development Community (SADC) and extracts context- specific lessons. The book''s approach is simple. WTO disputes covering diverse subjects such as natural resource conservation, human health, plant and animal health are discussed and important lessons for a transforming SADC extracted.Dolphins, turtles, meat and meat products, asbestos and other natural resources are important in international trade and this book spells out clearly that in order to effectively trade in these resources, unilateralism must give way to multilateralism. This book concludes on an optimistic note by affirming that the WTO and NAFTA provisions on the settlement of trade-environment disputes will shed light on a future SADC trade and environment regime

MATERIAS: Internationalisierung, trade, Environment, WTO, NAFTA, SADC, Governance, Exhaustible, disputes