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Do Rules of Origin Constitute an Impermissible Barrier to Trade?: Rules of Origin in EU Preferential Trade Agreements
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Determining the origin or economic nationality of goods is an essential procedure in international trade. Historically, ROO have been considered a technical necessity for preventing trade deflection. With the development of global trade leading to more segmented production, determining origin has become significantly more complicated.

While preferential ROO are meant to prevent trade deflection, they may also be used as a protectionist tool. This may be in conflict with WTO agreements, which stipulate that restrictions of commerce between member states shall be eliminated. Are the ROO in preferential trade agreements increasingly used for illegitimate trade objectives, and do they constitute a protectionist barrier to trade?

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Keyword [en]
Rules of Origin, trade agreements, WTO, EU, trade barriers
Keyword [sv]
Ursprungsregler, frihandelsavtal, handelsavtal, WTO, EU, handelshinder
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212981OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212981DiVA: diva2:680040
Subject / course
Law (HGO)
Educational program
Law Programme
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2014-02-18Bibliographically approved

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