The Common Commercial Policy after Lisbon: An Analysis of the Reforms
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AbstractThe Common Commercial Policy (CCP) is the most significant application of European Union external economic relations. In recent years, the CCP has developed rapidly in response to the challenges of globalisation. This article critiques the latest development, namely, the reforms of the Treaty of Lisbon. These reforms have broadened the concept of trade to incorporate not only goods but also services and the commercial aspects of intellectual property, as well as including foreign direct investment within the scope of the CCP. The European Union now has the exclusive competence to administer and manage the CCP. Indeed, the reforms leave the European Union, to the exclusion of its Member States, as the only participant in the negotiation and conclusion of future World Trade Organization agreements and amendments. The article analyses the implications that exclusivity could have on the legitimacy and functionality of the CCP.
All Author(s) ListPuig GV, Al-Haddab B
Journal nameEuropean Law Review
Volume Number36
Issue Number2
PublisherSweet and Maxwell
Pages289 - 301
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCommon commercial policy; EU law; European Parliament; European Union; Exclusive competence; Foreign investment; TRIPs
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGovernment & Law; Law; LAW

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