Monthly Archives: May 2017

ECJ’S OPINION ON EU-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT COULD SMOOTH THE WAY FOR A POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL

The ECJ ruling has provided much needed clarity that EU officials have exclusive powers to negotiate international trade deals without ratification by national and regional parliaments. A move that could make it easier to strike a trade deal between the … Continue reading

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THE OBSTACLES TO CONCLUDING CETA AND LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA") is claimed to set the new "global standard" for future Free Trade Agreements ("FTAs") to be negotiated by the European Union ("EU", the "Union") and indeed the rest of the world. It … Continue reading

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