The external trade policy and practice of the European Economic Community in the context of the GATT framework

Spandidos-Krempenios, Panayota (1984) The external trade policy and practice of the European Economic Community in the context of the GATT framework. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The present thesis examines the effect of the EEC's external trade law and practice on the GATT legal system. Reference is made to the GATT law and to the EEC's law in this field. The question of compatibility of the EEC's external trade law and practice with the GATT system constitutes a central argument. The issue of the participation of the EEC as an entity in terms of international law, in the GATT system is raised and the effects of the EEC's policy on GATT are evaluated. Furthermore, the notion of direct effects of GATT within the Community legal order is examined. The EEC's trade agreements negotiated with all categories of countries, i.e. associated, non-associated (in the context of the GSP), industrialised and state-trading countries in the context of the GATT framework, are considered in an endeavour to evaluate their impact on the GATT legal system. In this context the common Community position with particular reference to the CCP is considered, while the notion of mixed agreements which constitute the majority of the EEC trade agreements, is taken into account. Finally, the Community's participation in the negotiation of VER agreements within the GATT system (e.g. MFA) and outside it, is examined and the relevant effects are evaluated. It is concluded that the EEC has in legal terms been a major influence in both redefining international legal concepts and developing new forms of international trade rules.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Wabe H Balejian
Keywords: Economics, Commerce-Business, European studies, International relations
Date of Award: 1984
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1984-71590
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 14:10
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 14:10
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71590

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