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Green Trade and Fair Trade in and with the EU

Green Trade and Fair Trade in and with the EU
Process-based Measures within the EU Legal Order


Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy

  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316641699

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  • This book explores how EU law constrains the freedom of the EU, the Member States, and private bodies to adopt measures that seek to protect social and environmental interests abroad by placing conditions on production processes in other states. The permissibility of such process-based measures has been examined primarily within the World Trade Organization (WTO) context, but the challenges that they present are equally for the EU internal market system. Ankersmit identifies three core challenges posed by process-based measures from an EU law perspective: extraterritoriality, unilateralism and the competitive and democratic problems created by private rule-making. It examines these issues in the context of free movement, competition, public procurement, and EU tax law. This book will appeal to academics, policy makers and practitioners interested in trade and environment, the social impact of trade law, and European and international market regulation.

    • Provides a comprehensive overview of process-based measures by analysing EU market rules, Member State market rules and private regulatory initiatives
    • Explores the legality of process-based measures from a different, EU law perspective
    • Considers a highly relevant issue in society: how to green trade or make it fairer
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316641699
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. EU process-based measures
    2. Member state process-based measures as restrictions on the free movement of goods
    3. Extraterritoriality within the free movement of goods
    4. Unilateralism within the free movement of goods
    5. Process-based measures and EU competition law

  • Author

    Laurens Ankersmit, ClientEarth, Brussels
    Laurens Ankersmit is a lawyer at ClientEarth, Brussels and also teaches EU external relations law at the University of Kent in Brussels. He specialises in the intersection between trade and the environment, having published, taught, and practiced extensively in this area. He is also founder and editor of the European Law Blog, the leading blog on EU law issues.

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