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The Evolving Role of Sub-National Actors in International Economic Relations:
Lessons from the Canada-European Union CETA

Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (Vol 48) 2017

Posted: 25 Sep 2017  

Ohiocheoya Omiunu

De Montfort University

Date Written: September 22, 2017

Abstract

Using the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a case study, this paper identifies and analyses evidence of shifting forms of cooperation observable in the design and negotiation of new styled (mega-regional) Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) springing up in the world trade and investment system. The analysis focuses on the different strategies adopted by Canada and the EU to engage their sub-national governments and civil societies in the CETA negotiation/ratification process, and the possible implications for future mega-regional trade agreements.

Suggested Citation

Omiunu, Ohiocheoya, The Evolving Role of Sub-National Actors in International Economic Relations: Lessons from the Canada-European Union CETA (September 22, 2017). Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (Vol 48) 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3041324

Ohiocheoya Omiunu (Contact Author)

De Montfort University ( email )

United Kingdom

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