ABSTRACT

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THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE NEW FACE(S) OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Author: Viviane DE BEAUFORT

Type: Article

ref: 1201539-67

N0:1 of 2015

Pages: 39-67

In response to the difficulties encountered by multilateralism, second generation free-trade agreements (now covering public procurement, etc.) on a bi- or plurilateral basis blossom. The content of such agreements moves, under the influence of changes in the structure of EU value chains towards a major issue: to overrun regulatory barriers (origins of products, etc.). At stake, the potential emergence of a global normative leadership.