Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This paper takes an in-depth look at the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") and its impact on technical regulations as barriers to trade, specifically, domestic labeling requirements in the textile industry. Part II will examine the international textile trade, NAFTA's standards'-related measures ("SRM"), and the administrative frameworks of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Part III will examine domestic textile labeling requirements, analyze the movement towards harmonization, and offer recommendations for NAFTA and future international trade agreements.