The EU's External Trade Policy: Doh!Aha!
LIKE AN INCOMING TIDE - A REVIEW OF THE EU'S REGULATORY AGENDA, Geert van Calster, ed., Brussels, DLA Piper, March 2012
3 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012 Last revised: 3 Mar 2012
Date Written: February 28, 2012
However one spins the news coming out of the Geneva headquarters of the World Trade Organisation ('WTO'), it would seem fair to say that the current 'Doha' or 'Development' or indeed 'Millennium' Round of multilateral trade negotiations is in dire straits. Overall agreement was narrowly missed in the summers of 2006 and again of 2008 (Doh!). Following this on-going failure, Free Trade Agreements ('FTAs') and Regional Trade Agreements ('RTAs') are very much en vogue, in the EU as elsewhere (Aha!).
Keywords: WTO, EU, trade, FTA, GSP
JEL Classification: K33, F15
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