The Significance of the Nice Treaty and Constitutional Treaty in Relation to Services Trade in the Doha Round Framework

International Relations and Politics Online Quarterly, No. 1, pp. 62-83, March 2005

22 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2005

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Abstract

In view of the current state of European Community (EC) law, what will happen to services trade in the Doha Round? In other words, from an EC law view point, by the time the Doha Declaration will be signed as an international trade agreement, will it be 1) a mixed agreement or 2) a pure Community agreement in the framework of the Doha Round? The answer depends on the interpretation of the Nice Treaty with respect to services trade, as well as on whether there will be a separate General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) revision or just one global trade agreement. An analysis of this issue as a mixed agreement and as a pure Community agreement is presented.

Keywords: GATS, Doha Round, Nice Treaty, Constitutional Treaty, mixed agreements

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, The Significance of the Nice Treaty and Constitutional Treaty in Relation to Services Trade in the Doha Round Framework. International Relations and Politics Online Quarterly, No. 1, pp. 62-83, March 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=690302

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