The Treatment of Food and Agriculture in Recent and Future FTAs: A World Food Law Institute Roundtable


The World Food Law Institute with the American Society of International Law will bring together experts to examine and discuss the treatment of food and agriculture in recent and potential FTAs. Food and Agriculture continue to be pivotal legal and policy issues in international trade and are of interest to the legal community and others. Most free trade agreements contain rules affecting trade in food and agriculture, including chapters about tariffs, food safety, labeling and NTBs, and intellectual property issues including geographical indications, among others. Tariffs are always an issue but many other provisions of FTAs affect the food that is available, how it is processed and moved along the global food chain, and the information provided to consumers, including commercial consumers. The FTAs create opportunities and also guide and constrain national autonomy and the application of the agreements. Join an informal round table discussion of emerging regional law about food and agriculture, drawing on the experiences and views of participants from the United States Government, the private sector, and international trading partners. Speakers TBA.

Date and Location

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
ASIL Tillar House
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2223 Massachusetts Ave NW
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