Agricultural Biotechnology: The U.S.-EU Dispute Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Agricultural Biotechnology: The U.S.-EU Dispute

Creator

  • Author: Hanrahan, Charles E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2006-03-10

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: In May 2003, the United States, Canada, and Argentina initiated a formal challenge before the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the European Union’s (EU’s) de facto moratorium on approving new agricultural biotechnology products, in place since 1998. Although the EU effectively lifted the moratorium in May 2004 by approving a genetically engineered (GE) corn variety, the three countries are pursuing the case, in part because a number of EU member states continue to block approved biotech products. Because of delays, the WTO is expected to decide the case by December 2005. The moratorium reportedly cost U.S. corn growers some $300 million in exports to the EU annually. The EU moratorium, U.S. officials contend, threatened other agricultural exports not only to the EU, but also to other parts of the world where the EU approach to regulating agricultural biotechnology is taking hold.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agricultural biotechnology
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture in foreign trade
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Trade
  • Keyword: European Union

Coverage

  • Place Name: Belgium
  • Place Name: Germany
  • Place Name: France
  • Place Name: Italy
  • Place Name: Luxembourg
  • Place Name: Netherlands
  • Place Name: Denmark
  • Place Name: Ireland
  • Place Name: United Kingdom
  • Place Name: Greece
  • Place Name: Spain
  • Place Name: Portugal
  • Place Name: Austria
  • Place Name: Finland
  • Place Name: Sweden
  • Place Name: Czech Republic
  • Place Name: Estonia
  • Place Name: Cyprus
  • Place Name: Latvia
  • Place Name: Lithuania
  • Place Name: Hungary
  • Place Name: Malta
  • Place Name: Poland
  • Place Name: Slovakia
  • Place Name: Slovenia

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RS21556
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS21556 2006-03-10
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs9130