I feel like there's a trade complaint in here somewhere, but I'm not sure exactly what it is (it probably involves looking closely at GATS commitments):
A European effort to bar the use of potentially hazardous ship recyclers in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh has run aground, stalled by an outcry from the South Asian countries.The proposed legislation would bar ships flying European Union flags from "beaching" old ships, that is, steaming them onto shore, where they are dismantled by hand at informal shipyards. The low-cost, ship-scrapping industry of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is a multibillion-dollar business employing about a million workers, and the three countries account for more than 70% of the global ship-recycling industry.
The European Parliament has approved measures that would ban beaching and fine EU shipowners for violations. Advocacy groups have criticized beaching for its poor safety and environmental record, preferring that ship breaking, as the broader vessel-recycling industry is known, be conducted in dry dock or at piers so that waters aren't exposed to toxic spills.