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


Kellow, AJ and Haward, MG and Welch, KM, 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 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10361140500049172


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, 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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Trade and environment
UTAS Author:Kellow, AJ (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
UTAS Author:Haward, MG (Professor Marcus Haward)
UTAS Author:Welch, KM (Miss Kristy Welch)
ID Code:38808
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18
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