World Trade Organization Argument Analysis

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International Trade is a game that consists of winners and losers when it comes to the global economy. However, the biggest loser is the effect of trade from imports and exports have on the environment. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the overseer of all the trade deals that are negotiated and agreed among between countries. The WTO also enforces rules and policies that assist with making sure trading flow according to the legitimate procedures. In the “The Greening of the WTO”, Michael M. Weinstein and Steve Charnovitz argues how the World Trade Organization negative impact on the environment as been overshadowed by the changes the organization is trying to make. The argument is that the World Trade Organization lacks enforcement. In …show more content…
Then, Weinstein and Charnovitz, argues how the Humane Society of United, seems to suggest that the organization as a whole has caused the environment problem to increase (115). The problem that the WTO seems to be having is that they want to protect the environment, but they just do not know how doing it. Oatley argument is the WTO can not control and impose tariffs on countries because they don’t want to cooperate. Oatley suggest that countries will choose what best works for them. Even though, everyone can benefit from enirvonment trade policies these countries have this prisoner 's dilemma mindset, which means that the WTO can not take all the …show more content…
In order to advance the environmental movement in trading procedures, the WTO should reach out to countries that can be more understanding. Weinstein and Charnovitz feels that the organization need to make these agreements amongs countries for them (118). However, in order to make these agreement Weinstein and Charnovitz lacks that the WTO needs to the coorparation of the countries. Taking Oatley argument countries are sometimes either liberalized or in protected mode when it comes to their markets. The WTO has to find a way to mutallay benfit all of the members to ensure that everyone can either gain or lose money together. Oatley calls this strategy the “Pareto Suboptimal, which is “no single actor can be made better without at the same time making another actor worse off” (61). For instance, we can not not have Germany economy hurting because they might produce products like cars, which might cause them to produce more toxins in the air than have the United States benefiting since they are not violating the environment policies and won’t have to deal with the punishment. The WTO has the authority, but they need an agreement that will work for all the members The WTO has many options when it comes to implementing rules and procedures; however, trying to get memebrs to fully coorpate to the egreement is hard. Even though, I agree with Weinstein and Charnovitz when it comes to the WTO

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