Share This Post

Journal Articles

Changes in EU Trade Policy After Opinion 2/15

2017 has been an important year for the future of the external trade policy EU. Several developments impacted the way in which it can exercise its exclusive competence . Opinion 2/15 of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the EU Singapore FTA provided clarity on the division of competence in trade and investment agreements. This article assesses the effects of the Opinion and submits that its effects reach well beyond the issue of investment. They have an impact on the manner in which the Commission treats the inclusion of new subjects in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, as well as on the roles of Member States and the European Parliament.

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • Part of Volume 13, Issue 1
  • Authors
    • Dylan Geraets, Research Fellow at the Department of International and European Law and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven and an Associate in the Trade and Customs Practice of the Brussels Office of Mayer Brown LLP
  • Journal Global Trade and Customs Journal
  • Online ISSN 1569-755X
  • Print ISSN 1569-755X

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>