| 4. The WTO is destroying the environment
The WTO panel ruled in 1996. It did not rule that the US Clean Air Act was illegal. It
ruled that the act should be applied equally to domestic and foreign producers alike, and
should not be more lenient towards domestic producers.
The shrimp-turtle panel and the appeals body stated clearly that the US can
pursue the protection of endangered turtles. They did not rule that the provision of the
Endangered Species Act is illegal. They ruled, among other things, that the US government
was discriminating against Asian suppliers and in favour of Caribbean suppliers.
addition to the proposal to lower tariffs on wood products, there are proposals which
include environmental conservation issues. The outcome depends entirely on what
governments are willing to do. Find out more here.
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