Environmental Reviews of Trade and Investment Agreements
- History of the Environmental Reviews Process
- U.S. Government Partners in Environmental Reviews
- Additional Resources
History of the Environmental Reviews Process
- United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
- Executive Order 13141 (Nov. 1999) (2 pp, 153 K, About PDF) and its Implementation guidelines
- World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Ministerial Declaration
- The Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) is responsible for coordinating the EPA’s participation in the formation of environmental reviews, but many offices within the Agency contribute to the effort.
- The EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) helps with respect to trade and environment issues dealing with sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures and biosafety.
- The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) and OCSPP both contribute by identifying potential technical barriers to trade/standards-related measures.
- The Office of Policy (OP) has also helped address forestry and non-pesticidal agricultural issues, and has performed quantitative analyses.
- Environmental Reviews in Free Trade Agreements, from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)