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Author Melo Araujo, Billy Alexis, author
Title The EU deep trade agenda : law and policy / Billy Alexis Melo Araujo, lecturer, Queen's University Belfast
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  382.5094 M491 2016    DUE 11-05-22  -  30500101567272
Edition First edition
Descript xxii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Oxford studies in European law
Oxford studies in European law
Note Updated version of author's Ph. D. thesis completed in 2014 at King's College London--Acknowledgements
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-271) and index
Introduction -- The EU's deep trade agenda contextualized -- Legal framework of the EU's deep trade agenda : competence, decision making, and objectives -- Services -- Investment -- Intellectual property -- Competition -- Public procurement -- Conclusion
Providing the first comprehensive examination of the key regulatory disciplines included in the new generation of EU free trade agreements (FTAs), this book investigates the EU's supposed deep trade agenda through a legal analysis of these FTAs. In doing so, Billy A. Melo Araujo determines whether there is any substance behind the EU's foreign policy rhetoric regarding the need to introduce regulatory issues within the remit of international trade law. At a time when the EU is busily negotiating so-called 'mega-FTAs', such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Melo Araujo offers a timely insight into the important questions raised by such FTAs, in particular concerning the future of the multilateral trade system, the loss of policy autonomy, and the democratic legitimacy of regulating through treaty-making. The book provides a detailed analysis of the regulatory disciplines included in the more recent EU FTAs and explores the possible implications of such disciplines. Offering a significant contribution to a wider debate, this is a must read for those interested in the legal dimension of the EU's deep trade agenda.-- Provided by Publisher
Subject Foreign trade regulation -- European Union countries
Free trade -- European Union countries
Alt Title European Union deep trade agenda
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