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Article XX (e) GATT
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Article XX (e) GATT

(e) relating to the products of prison labour;

A. General

1     In the literature on Art. XX (e) often goes unaddressed. The narrow and relatively precise wording would seem to make questions of interpretation superfluous. In recent years, however, Art. XX (e) has attracted more attention as the only exception in Art. XX explicitly applying to production-based trade restrictions. The provision has been used as an argument both for and against the applica…

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Dorn, Jenny, “Article XX (e) GATT”, in: Commentaries on World Trade Law Online, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Holger Hestermeyer (General Editors); Laura Wanner, Gregory Messenger, Kiliane Huyghebaert, Jin Woo Kim, Markus Wagner, Patrick Abel, Christian Riffel (Volume Editors). Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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