How Decisions Are Made

  • J. P. Hayes
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series (TPRC)


Before going on to review the interests, pressures and ideas that have shaped Community trade policy, it is necessary to examine who has been more important, and who less, in the formation of policy. It has been seen in Chapter 4 that different commentators have given different interpretations of the locus of decision-making and of the distribution of power, both at the Community and at the national levels. The answer at Community level might appear obvious: that the decisions are made by ministers from the member governments meeting in the Council (in its various incarnations). The Commission also has a certain influence through its powers of initiative and its role as negotiator on behalf of the Community as a whole with countries in the rest of the world.


Member Country Trade Policy Uruguay Round Senior Official Community Competence 
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