The Benefits and Costs of Proliferation of Geographical Labeling for Developing Countries
Food product attributes related to geographical origins are a topical issue in global food trade. The provision of geographical labeling may occur through geographical indications under the mandated trade rules of the TRIPS Agreement, through trademarks, or through country-of-origin labeling. The overall effect of the expansion of geographical labeling on developing countries depends on a complex mix of market opportunities that may yield substantial benefits as well as implementation costs. Increasingly, the analysis of this overall effect will need to evaluate the joint impacts of different forms of geographical labeling on the market position of developing countries.
Julie Caswell. "The Benefits and Costs of Proliferation of Geographical Labeling for Developing Countries" The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 10.1 (2009): 77-93.
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