Like products, animal welfare and the WTO
Swinbank, A. (2006) Like products, animal welfare and the WTO. Journal of World Trade, 40 (4). pp. 687-711. ISSN 1011-6702
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Consumers are increasingly seeking credence characteristics in the goods they buy and some production processes such as organic or animal welfare friendly systems can be successfully embedded in them. However when ethical considerations are involved, voluntary labeling may not be enough and in such cases a political response emerges such as a ban on unacceptable production as well as the consumption of the 'like products' in question, to confirm the credibility of the World Trade Organization (WTO).