United We Stand, Divided We Fall - the European Community and its Member States in the WTO Forum: Towards a Common Position on Issues of Shared Competence

European Political Economy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 65-79, Spring 2003

15 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2004

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Abstract

The paper is divided into two parts: Part I explores the problem of the EC in its external trade relations on issues of shared competence with its Member States in a general way, while Part II examines more specifially the EC and mixed agreements from a legal perspective. Here we have analysed the legal implications of mixed agreements for third parties. The paper concludes that mixity makes life more difficult for everybody involved in any given internaitional negotiation and thus gives some recommendations to simplify the complex issue of mixed agreements/shared competence.

Keywords: mixed agreements, EC external trade relations, WTO, shared competence

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, United We Stand, Divided We Fall - the European Community and its Member States in the WTO Forum: Towards a Common Position on Issues of Shared Competence. European Political Economy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 65-79, Spring 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=536062

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law ( email )

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