Legal opinion on the implementation of export ban for certain hazardous pesticides from Germany

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Erstellungsdatum: 22. Februar 2023
Zuletzt aktualisiert 15. Februar 2023

The German government has announced to implement an export ban for certain hazardous pesticides. A draft for the implementation of such an export ban is to be presented in the course of the spring 2023. This legal opinion written by Mirka Fries (LL.M.) and Ida Westphal (Ass. Iur.) and commissioned by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, INKOTA, the Pesticide Action Network Germany (PAN Germany) and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung examines whether an export ban is legally possible and compatible with applicable law, also with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) of the World Trade organization (WTO). The legal opinion at hand is an abbreviated version of the original legal opinion written in German.