The EC in GATT/WTO Negotiations: From Rome to Nice - Have EC Trade Policy Reforms Been Good Enough for a Coherent EC Trade Policy in the WTO?
EIoP, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2004
29 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2004 Last revised: 25 Feb 2018
Date Written: 2004
This article is an attempt to a thorough chronological analysis of the EC's existing law in the field of international trade since the WTO agreement. It deals with the evolution of the EC's common commercial policy competence through the years, starting with the WTO agreement signed in Marrakesh in 1994 until the days of the European Convention establishing a Constitution for Europe, with a view to enabling the EC with a coherent policy in the WTO framework. Thus, a legal analysis of EC trade policy in the pre-Amsterdam Treaty period, at the Treaty of Amsterdam, at the Treaty of Nice and during the European Convention period is provided.
Keywords: Common commercial policy, competences, international agreements, trade policy, Amsterdam Treaty, Nice Treaty, European Convention, law
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