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About this book
This book provides an in-depth analysis of "Mega-Regionals", the new generation of trans-regional free-trade agreements (FTAs) currently under negotiation, and their effect on the future of international economic law. The main focus centres on the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but the findings are also applicable to similar agreements under negotiation, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The specific features of Mega-Regional Trade Agreements raise a number of issues with respect to their potential effect on the current system of international trade and investment law. These include the consequences of Mega-Regionals for the most-favoured-nation (MFN) principle, their relation to the multilateral system of the World Trade Organization (WTO), their democratic legitimacy and their interaction with existing bilateral investment treaties (BITs).
The book is intended for academics and practitioners working in the field of international economic law.
TTIP negotiations Democratic legitimacy Trade agreements Investment protection standards Patent protection Intellectual property rights International investment agreements Environmental goods Environmental regulation Non-tariff barriers Liberalising trade EU energy sector Labour standards Competition law Government procurement
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Mega-Regional Trade Agreements
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56663-4
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56662-7
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85966-8
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56663-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 376
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
International Economic Law, Trade Law
Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration
International Environmental Law
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“Mega-Regional Trade Agreements sheds light on many important aspects and implications of current trends towards greater regionalisation in global trade and its multilevel governance related to megaregionals. Overall, it represents a useful contribution to a much-needed discussion on this area of international law.” (Ondřej Svoboda, The Lawyer Quarterly, Vol. 9 (2), 2019)