ECIPE Policy Brief: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest clauses of us all? Stress-testing the application of mirror clauses applied to pesticides

14 March 2022

Emily Rees addresses reciprocity in trade or so called “mirror-clauses” being proposed under the current French Presidency of the EU with a focus on pesticides use. She explains the complexities of the EU’s system, including monitoring process applied to food imports and authorisation procedures for active molecules under EFSA. She also assesses “mirror-clauses” as PPMs (process and production methods) within the WTO’s rulebook and jurisprudence.

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