The Acts of the Democracies

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1998

Canada

The USA company, Ethyl Corporation forces Canada (via the World Trade Organisation - WTO) to reverse a ban on a petrol additive called MMT. There is evidence that the manganese in MMT causes problems with the human nervous system.

This is an example of how the WTO can adjudicate behind close doors and over-ride national laws on safety.

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