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United States – Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products, 12th October 1998 (WT/DS58/AB/R, Report No AR-1998-4, Doc No 98-3899, ITL 012 (WTO 1998), DSR 1998:VII, 2755, (1999) 38 ILM 118), OXIO 555

World Trade Organization [WTO]; United States [us]

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NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Sustainable development — Technical barriers to trade — Natural resources — Arbitrary (unreasonable) & discriminatory treatment standard — Good faith — Non-discrimination — Endangered species — Marine living resources — External relations of international organizations — Customary international law — Amicus curiae — Third party participation — Due process — Admissibility of evidence — Appeals — International organizations, practice and procedure — Actions of political subdivisions and attribution — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Travaux préparatoires — Authority of previous decisions (precedents) — Ordinary meaning (treaty interpretation and) — Rules of treaty interpretation
1. How the Appellate Body (‘AB’) decision in United States - Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products reflects the possibility of World Trade Organization (WTO) panels accepting submissions from non-governmental organizations. 2. How the AB decision marks the opening of the WTO to norms emanating from outside the WTO regime. 3. The evolutionary interpretation of WTO rules in light of decisions made and documents adopted in non-WTO fora. This headnote pertains to: United States - Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products, a court...
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