Volume 48 (2014) / Issue 2
The Timber Regulation is the EU's latest addition to its regulatory framework on forestry governance.This article first provides an overview of the substantive provisions of the Regulation. The second part of the article focuses extensively on the WTO-consistency of the Regulation, based on an analysis of Articles XI, III and I GATT. In the view of the authors, although the EU Timber Regulation is likely to violate at least one substantive WTO provision, it is probably justifiable on the basis of Article XX GATT.
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