JEAN MONNET COURSE - EU AND WTO IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Prof. dr. sc. Tamara Perišin, MJur (Oxon)

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS
- attendance
- short presentation in class - to be confirmed on the basis of students in the class
- short paper* or exam (alternatively, to be chosen by each student).
*The paper is specially recommended for students who would afterwards like to develop the paper into a dissertation.
  

 READING MATERIAL 

Please note that the assigned reading material which are not available through this website (e.g. book excerpts) are available at our Merlin e-learning website http://moodle.srce.hr/course/enrol.php?id=978

 

UNITS

 

Unit 1 – Introduction - Representing the European Union in the World Trade Organization

Monday, 24 Oct 2016, 12.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Dr. Mislav Mataija, LLM (Columbia), PhD (EUI)

European Commission Legal Service - WTO Team

Representing the European Union in the World Trade Organization

Reading:

- T. Perišin, EU Identity from the Perspective of the WTO – The Spillover Effects of the Union’s Internal Market in the International Trading Arena

see organisation of the European Commission Legal Service

 

Please notice that this week exceptionally the class is scheduled for 12.00-14.00. In other weeks, the class will start at 11.00.

 

No class on 31 October.

 

Unit 2 - EU trade disputes and the export of values 

Monday, 7 November 2016, 11.00-13.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Objectives: understanding the role of the EU in the world and how its internal market afects world trade and values.

Reading:

- Handout (distributed in class)

A. Bradford, The Brussels Effect

J. Scott, Extraterritoriality and Territorial Extension in EU Law

C-434/15 Asociacion Profesional Elite Taxi v Uber Systems Spain, request for a preliminary ruling (Links to an external site.)  

C-526/15 Uber Belgium - the reference is not yet available in English so see:http://eulawradar.com/case-c-52615-uber-belgium-facilitating-a-mobility-service-not-a-taxi-service/ (Links to an external site.)

     Compare with Glyca Trans. LLC v. City of New YorkPreview the documentView in a new window, No. 8962/15 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Queens Cty. Sept.8, 2015)

European Commission Press Release: Commission decides selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands are illegal under EU state aid rules, Brussels, 21 Oct. 2015 (Links to an external site.)

T-209/01 and T-210/02 Honeywell v. Commission and General Electric v. Commission -- Press Release No. 109/05,14 December 2005 (Links to an external site.)

 

 

Unit 3 – EU public health standards and world trade

Monday, 21 Nov 2016, 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Objetives: to understand how EU's health standards affect world trade, the interpretation of WTO rules and the globalization of standards.

Arts. III:4, XI, XX GATT

TBT and SPS Agreements;

EC Hormones, AB Report, WT/DS26/AB/R, WT/DS48/AB/R, 16 January 1998, see facts; paras 188-209.

EC – Asbestos, AB Report, WT/DS135/AB/R, 12/03/2001; see facts, paras 88-141; 149-154

- Memorandum of Understanding between the US and the EC, 2009

- Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and the EC, 2011

- EC - Biotech, Panel Report, see p. 28-38; and p. 1067-1076.                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Unit 4 – EU environmental, climate change and energy standards and trade disputes

Monday, 28 Nov, 2016, 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Objectives: to understand how EU internal rules on energy and climate change affect the world, especially to understand their trade effects as seen in disputes before the CJEU and in the WTO; to asses the coherence of EU's unilateral, plurilateral and multilateral action in these fields.

Reading:

- C-366/10, Air Transport Association of America     

- Perišin, Pending EU Disputes in the WTO: Challenges to EU Energy Law and Policy 

Scott, Rajamani, EU Climate Change Unilateralism, EJIL (2012) p. 469

                                                                                                                                                         

 

Unit 5 – EU, US and WTO rules on protectionism  

Monday, 5 Dec 2016, 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Objectives: comparative study of EU, US and WTO rules preventing protectionm

Reading: discussion questions distributed in class                                                                                                                                 

 

Unit 6 – European and global companies - NOTICE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE!!!

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016, 17.00-20.30 Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. VII (2nd floor)

Guest professor: Prof. dr. Karsten Sorensen, University of Aarhus

  • Harmonisation of cross-border mobility, restructuring and cooperation
  • Supranational corporate forms

 

Unit 7 – EU energy rules and global goverance

Monday, 19 Dec 2016, 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Reading: 

- continued from 28 Nov 2016                                                                                                                                            

 

Unit 8 – EU animal welfare standards and trade disputes

Monday, 9 Jan 2017 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Reading: 

- C-424/13 Zuchtvieh-Export          

Seal Products (WTO AB Reports, WT/DS4008401/AB/R, 22/05/2014 --  (Links to an external site.)overview of the disputes initiated by Canada and Norway (Links to an external site.)

2015/177 (New) Seal Products Regulation (Links to an external site.)

- T. Perisin, "Is the EU Seal Products Regulation a Sealed Deal? . . ."Preview the documentView in a new window

- R. Howse and J. Langille, "Permitting Pluralism: The Seal Products Dispute and Why the WTO Should Permit Trade Restrictions Justified by Non-Instrumental Moral Values"

Economist, “After the Horse Has Been Bolted” (Links to an external site.)

             Compare with Cavel Intern., Inc. v. MadiganPreview the documentView in a new window, 500 F.3d 551 (7th Cir. 2007)                                                                                                                                                 

 
 
Unit 9-10 - Guest professor Joanne Scott
- NOTICE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE FOR BOTH LECTURES!
 

Prof. Joanne Scott

University College London & European University Institute

                       

Global Reach of EU Law

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 17.30-19.00

Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. VII (2nd floor)

Reading: J. Scott, Extraterritoriality and Territorial Extension in EU Law

________

EU Climate Change Unilateralism

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 17.30-19.00

Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. VII (2nd floor)

 

Reading:  Scott, Rajamani, EU Climate Change Unilateralism, EJIL (2012) p. 469

 

 

 

 
Unit 11 - Bilateral trade agreements
Monday, 23 January, 11.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. II (ground floor, left)

Objectives: to understand the effects that the new generation of bilateral agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU and US) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (EU and Canada) could have; to analyze the possible effects on global regulatory standards and global welfare; to understand the pros and cons of different modes of solving investor - state disputes.

Reading: 

T. Perišin, Transatlantic Trade Disputes...       

- Background information on the Investment Court System     

- CETA - just have a look at the Table of Contents to get an idea about the agreement's coverage.                                                                                                                                  

 

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