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Sustainable development in trade agreements: EU and post-Brexit UK perspect...

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Sustainable development is enshrined under the EU Treaties as one of the principal objectives underpinning the EU’s foreign policy. In the context of EU’s external trade policy, one way in which the EU has sought to pursue this
objective is through its practice of including sustainable development chapters in its free trade agreements (FTAs), which require its trade partners to adopt minimum social and environmental protection standards. However, such practice has historically been contested by developing countries, who contend that the requirement to increase social and environmental protection standards is designed to remove one of the few competitive advantages developing countries have over developed countries in attracting foreign investment. Likewise, negotiations of
trade agreements such as the TTIP and CETA are increasingly the subject of domestic opposition because of the perception that they can lead to the loss of regulatory autonomy and the lowering of social and environmental standards within the EU.

This workshop aims to provide law, political science and international relations scholars the opportunity to explore and discuss various issues surrounding the interaction between trade liberalisation and sustainable development in the framework of EU trade agreements.

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