Current state of the development of the legal regulation of EU external commercial regulations
|Project Period:||1/2004 - 12/2005|
|Investor:||Czech Science Foundation|
|Programme / Project Type:||Standard Projects
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|Field:||AG - Law sciences (A - Social sciences)|
|Keywords:||EU common commercial policy, WTO, preferential regimes, intellectual property|
Problems of the legal regulation of EU external commercial relations (common commercial policy) have not been sufficiently studied in the Czech Republic. The reason is that this matter is situated on the limit of two different specialization areas (European law and law of international trade)and requires consequently an interdisciplinary approach. Czech publications on this subject are almost inexisting.
External commercial relations represent an area where competences have been fully transfered to EC. This fact brings problems, such as the parallel membership of EC and its member states in WTO, relations with WTO in general, specific problems of methods of regulation in Community law, agreements with non-member states in the Community law, preference regimes with certain countries etc. During recent years EU competences were enlarged (services, intellectual property). It can be found very little on this subject in the Czech legal writing.
These problems are very important for the Czech Republic, since now it is a non-member state with a special association regime, but soon it will become a member country fully subordinated to Community law.