Proposed MBMs for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping and the WTO rules

Karim, Saiful & Deane, Felicity (2014) Proposed MBMs for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping and the WTO rules. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 3, pp. 370-392.

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Abstract

The international shipping sector is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted some technical and operational measures to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping. However, these measures may not be enough to reduce the amount of GHG emissions from international shipping to an acceptable level. Therefore, the IMO Member States are currently considering a number of proposals for the introduction of market-based measures (MBMs). During the negotiation process, some leading developing countries raised questions about the probable confl ict of the proposed MBMs with the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This article comprehensively examines this issue and argues that none of the MBM proposals currently under consideration by the IMO has any confl ict with the WTO rules.

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ID Code: 75600
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Climate Change, WTO, IMO, World Trade Organization, International Maritime Organization
ISSN: 0306-2945
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2014 23:12
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 06:06

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