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The EU Deep Trade Agenda: Law and Policy

Billy A. Melo Araujo


In 2006, the EU launched the Global Europe strategy which signalled a significant change in its external trade policy by putting the emphasis on the conclusion of deep and comprehensive FTAs. The departure from the EU’s previous policy approach is twofold: first, the EU has abandoned its policy of focusing exclusively on multilateral trade liberalization by following the lead of the US and Asia in concluding bilateral and regional trade agreements; and secondly, whereas the EU had historically tended to conclude FTAs as a means to achieve political and security goals (e.g. trade agreements con ... More

Keywords: EU, WTO, FTA, TTIP, Regulation, Intellectual Property, Procurement, Investment, ISDS, Services, Competition, International Economic Law, Common Commercial Policy, Doha Development Round, GATT. GATS, TRIPS, TISA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Billy A. Melo Araujo, author
Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast