Recent changes in food labelling regulations in Latin America: the cases of Chile and Peru

Boza, Sofía; Guerrero, Mónica; Barreda, Rocío; Espinoza, Macarena (March 2017). Recent changes in food labelling regulations in Latin America: the cases of Chile and Peru (SECO Working Paper Series 4/2017). Bern, Switzerland: SECO, World Trade Institute

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In Latin American countries, economic growth has been reflected in a generalized change of eating patterns, transforming in a few decades from high rates of under-nutrition to frequent obesity problems in the population. This overweight crisis raises the propensity of suffering important health issues. Changes in food labelling regulations, with the aim of giving the consumer more information, have been part of the proposed strategy to fight against this overweight problem in some Latin American countries. The objective of this paper is to present Chilean and Peruvian food labeling regulations, as well as the review of the evolution hitherto of their discussion within national industry and especially multilateral trade forums.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

SECO Working Paper Series

Publisher:

SECO, World Trade Institute

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2017 15:06

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 18:30

Additional Information:

SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project, based at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97898

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97898

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