On the Bottle: Health Labelling and the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement

Posted March 17 2018 Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, Health Warning Label, Labelling, Science, Trade Policy

This article reviews the minutes of the meetings of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) (from 2010 to the present day) to garner unique insights into the specific features of alcohol health information labelling that are opposed by the alcohol industry. The article also identifies and analyzes the trade law arguments that are made against these contested labelling measures. These arguments primarily come from the WTO’s TBT Agreement.

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