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International Trade Law

Boston College Law School

Food and Drug Law

2015

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Geographical Indications, Food Safety, And Sustainability: Challenges And Opportunities, David A. Wirth Mar 2015

Geographical Indications, Food Safety, And Sustainability: Challenges And Opportunities, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This paper examines the legal and policy relationship reinforcement amongst international standards for GIs, food safety standards, and other claims of quality or safety. The paper addresses those relationships within the context of international trade agreements protecting GIs, such as the 1994 TRIPS Agreement, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the chapter on intellectual property and geographical indications in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently under negotiation. Trade agreements also discipline food safety measures and non-GI indications of quality or safety such as “organic” and “GMO-free.” Accordingly, the paper also considers the extent to which ...