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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

India – Agricultural Products Case

Pedro A Villarreal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 July 2022

Arbitrary (unreasonable) & discriminatory treatment standard

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Within the group of disputes in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dealing directly with the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, India – Agricultural Products provides an overview of how the Dispute Settlement Body (‘DSB’) of the WTO deals with issues of burden of proof in the assessment of scientific evidence (Evidence: Dispute Settlement of the World Trade Organization [WTO]). The case also underscores how international standards issued by other international organizations, particularly the International Office of Epizootics (‘OIE’)—now known...
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