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The Regional Trade Agreements in the Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus: Is multilateralization of regionalism possible?

by Seljan Verdiyeva (Author)
Thesis 240 Pages
Series: Erlanger Schriften zum Öffentlichen Recht, Volume E2011091207

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Statement of the Problem and Necessity for a Research
  • Research Goal and Importance
  • Research Hypotheses
  • Structure
  • Chapter 1 Legal Basis of Regional Trade Agreements in the World Trade Organization and the Importance of Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • 1. Regional Trade Agreements and the World Trade Organization
  • i. GATT Article XXIV (Territorial Application –​ Frontier Traffic –​ Customs Union and Free Trade Areas) and Understanding on GATT Article XXIV
  • ii. The Enabling Clause
  • iii. GATS Article V (Economic Integration)
  • iv. Current and Future WTO Negotiations on RTAs
  • 2. Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • i. Definition and Background
  • ii. How Multilateralization of Regionalism Could Function?
  • iii. The Role of Mega-​regional Arrangements
  • 3. Summary of the Chapter
  • Chapter 2 The Geopolitical Situation and the Specifics of the Regional Trade Agreements in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • 1 The General Characteristics of RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region
  • 2. Historical Context, Geopolitical Perspective and Foreign Policy
  • i. Post-​Soviet Republics
  • ii. Russia
  • iii. The EU
  • iv. Other International Players
  • 3. The Main RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region
  • i. The EAEU
  • ii. Association Agreements of the EU with Moldova, Georgia and the Ukraine
  • iii. The CIS
  • 4. Summary of the Chapter
  • Chapter 3 Traditional Sectors in the Regional Trade Agreements in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus and Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • 1. Rules of Origin Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. Definition and the Importance of the Rules of Origin
  • ii. The Preferential RoO
  • iii. RoO Models
  • iv. Way Forward
  • v. RoO Provisions within the RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • vi. Key Findings
  • 2. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. TBT and SPS in the Multilateral Trade
  • ii. SPS and TBT in the RTAs
  • iii. SPS and TBT Provisions within the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • iv. Key Findings
  • 3. Transparency and Trade Facilitation Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region
  • i. Trade Facilitation and Transparency Harmonization across the Globe
  • ii. Trade Facilitation and Transparency and the RTAs
  • iii. Core Trade Facilitation and Transparency Measures
  • iv. Trade Facilitation and Transparency Provisions within the RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • v. Key Findings
  • 4. Intellectual Property Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. Intellectual Property and the WTO
  • ii. Specific Elements of Intellectual Property
  • iii. The TRIPS versus RTAs on Intellectual Property
  • iv. Regional Trade Agreements of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus on the Intellectual Property Rights
  • v. Key Findings
  • 5. Summary of the Chapter
  • Chapter 4 WTO Beyond Provisions of the Regional Trade Agreements in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus and Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • 1. Investment Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. Investment in Multilateral Trade Agreements
  • ii Investment in Regional Trade Agreements
  • iii. Investment and Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • iv. Investment Provisions within the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • v. Key Findings
  • 2. Competition Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. Competition in the Multilateral Trade
  • ii. Competition in Regional Trade Agreements
  • iii. Competition and Multilateralization of Regionalism
  • iv. Competition Provisions within the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • v. Key Findings
  • 3. Energy Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • i. Energy and Multilateralism
  • ii. Energy in Regional Trade Agreements
  • iii. Energy Provisions within the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • v. Key Findings
  • 4. Summary of the Chapter
  • Chapter 5 Assessing Possibility of Multilateralization of the Regional Trade Agreements of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • 1. Criteria for the Multileralization of the Regionalism
  • i. OECD Criteria
  • ii. Other Considerations
  • 2. Application of Criteria for Multilateralization of Regionalism to This Region
  • 3. Summary of the Chapter
  • Conclusion
  • The Following Were Concluded Based on the Analysis of the Research
  • References
  • List of Laws and Regulations
  • Court Cases
  • Series index

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About the author

Seljan Verdiyeva specializes in the area of international law and international trade law. She works as a foreign trade specialist and trade diplomat for the government of Azerbaijan.

About the book

The book provides a unique description of the former Soviet Union countries, their geopolitical situation, historical background and legal realities. It is one of the limited monographs that give insight into the work of Eurasian Economic Union, as well as other RTAs of this particular region. It is a valuable resource for every trade practitioner who would like to gain more insight about this region.

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Contents

Abbreviations

Introduction

Statement of the Problem and Necessity for a Research

Research Goal and Importance

Research Hypotheses

Structure

Chapter 1 Legal Basis of Regional Trade Agreements in the World Trade Organization and the Importance of Multilateralization of Regionalism

1. Regional Trade Agreements and the World Trade Organization

  i. GATT Article XXIV (Territorial Application – Frontier Traffic – Customs Union and Free Trade Areas) and Understanding on GATT Article XXIV

 ii. The Enabling Clause

iii. GATS Article V (Economic Integration)

iv. Current and Future WTO Negotiations on RTAs

2. Multilateralization of Regionalism

  i. Definition and Background

 ii. How Multilateralization of Regionalism Could Function?

iii. The Role of Mega-regional Arrangements

3. Summary of the Chapter

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Chapter 2 The Geopolitical Situation and the Specifics of the Regional Trade Agreements in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

1. The General Characteristics of RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region

2. Historical Context, Geopolitical Perspective and Foreign Policy

  i. Post-Soviet Republics

 ii. Russia

iii. The EU

iv. Other International Players

3. The Main RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region

  i. The EAEU

 ii. Association Agreements of the EU with Moldova, Georgia and the Ukraine

iii. The CIS

4. Summary of the Chapter

Chapter 3 Traditional Sectors in the Regional Trade Agreements in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus and Multilateralization of Regionalism

1. Rules of Origin Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

  i. Definition and the Importance of the Rules of Origin

 ii. The Preferential RoO

iii. RoO Models

iv. Way Forward

v. RoO Provisions within the RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

vi. Key Findings

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2. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

  i. TBT and SPS in the Multilateral Trade

 ii. SPS and TBT in the RTAs

iii. SPS and TBT Provisions within the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

iv. Key Findings

3. Transparency and Trade Facilitation Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region

  i. Trade Facilitation and Transparency Harmonization across the Globe

 ii. Trade Facilitation and Transparency and the RTAs

iii. Core Trade Facilitation and Transparency Measures

iv. Trade Facilitation and Transparency Provisions within the RTAs of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

v. Key Findings

4. Intellectual Property Provisions of the RTAs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

  i. Intellectual Property and the WTO

 ii. Specific Elements of Intellectual Property

Summary

The book provides a unique description of the former Soviet Union countries, their geopolitical situation, historical background and legal realities. It is one of the limited monographs that give insight into the work of Eurasian Economic Union, as well as other RTAs of this particular region. It is a valuable resource for every trade practitioner who would like to gain more insight about this region.

Details

Pages
240
ISBN (PDF)
9783631846599
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631846605
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631846612
ISBN (Book)
9783631843055
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (January)
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2020. 240 pp.

Biographical notes

Seljan Verdiyeva (Author)

Seljan Verdiyeva specializes in the area of international law and international trade law. She works as a foreign trade specialist and trade diplomat for the government of Azerbaijan.

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