GE Pushes For Green Trade Agreement

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 4:31 PM EDT) -- General Electric Co. is reportedly calling for a multilateral trade agreement that would facilitate trade in environmental goods and services, saying such a deal is crucial to combat global warming.

At an energy conference at the World Trade Organization, Thaddeus Burns, the company’s senior counsel for intellectual property and trade, said such an agreement would foster the development of green technology, both in the form of good and services, Reuters reported Thursday.

But Burns said the deal should be brokered separately from the long-stalled Doha Development...
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