- Posted by Dr. Marina Foltea
- On August 12, 2019
- labelling, TBT, tuna case, WTO
We mourn the passing of our beloved colleague, distinguished international trade expert and friend Dr. Fernando González-Rojas who passed away on August 6, 2019.
In this video Dr. Fernando González-Rojas briefly explains the reasons that justified the WTO arbitral decision in the US–Tuna II dispute between Mexico and the United States. This ruling allows Mexico to retaliate against imports from the US by imposing trade restrictions equivalent to 163 million US dollars. This arbitral decision that brings to an end a long-standing dispute between these two countries, does not undermine the ability of governments to impose labelling requirements on food products. Government must however calibrate those measures in an even-handed manner so that they do not unfairly grant advantages to certain producers at the expense of others.
Video material courtesy by the Tec de Monterrey.