US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute

Kenneth Abbott

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Abstract

Product standards, conformity assessment procedures, and other technical barriers to trade (TBT) are prototypical examples of 'low politics'. Indeed it is difficult to imagine an area of international politics 'lower' than product standards for gas-connector hoses, to cite one long-running US-EU dispute. This chapter is organized as follows. Section 1 begins with a discussion of US-EU conflicts over technical regulations and standards for ordinary commercial products, typified by the disagreement over gas-connector hoses. Section II discusses the hushkits case, in which the US challenged EU restrictions on the registration and operation of certain aircraft retrofitted to comply with noise limitations set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The final section is a brief conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191698774, 0199261725, 9780199261727
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012
Externally publishedYes

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organization
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Keywords

  • Gas-connector hoses
  • Hushkits case
  • Product standards
  • Trade barriers
  • Trade disputes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Abbott, K. (2012). US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute. In Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261727.003.0008

US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute. / Abbott, Kenneth.

Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abbott, K 2012, US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute. in Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261727.003.0008
Abbott K. US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute. In Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261727.003.0008
Abbott, Kenneth. / US-EU Disputes over Technical Barriers to Trade and the 'Hushkits' Dispute. Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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