Do Rules of Origin Constitute an Impermissible Barrier to Trade?: Rules of Origin in EU Preferential Trade Agreements
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rules of Origin, trade agreements, WTO, EU, trade barriers
Ursprungsregler, frihandelsavtal, handelsavtal, WTO, EU, handelshinder
Law (excluding Law and Society)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212981OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212981DiVA: diva2:680040
Subject / course
Bergström, Carl Fredrik, Professor