Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA

Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA

Author: Edited by Stefan Griller, Walter Obwexer, and Erich Vranes
ISBN: 9780198808893
Binding: Hardcover
Publication Date: 01 November 2017
Price: $95.00

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the US (TTIP), and the plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) between the EU and 22 other States have sparked a great deal of academic and public interest.

This edited collection brings together leading experts in the field of international economic law to address the legal complexities of these treaties and provide an explanation of their core principles. In the first two chapters, this book examines changing conceptions of international economic law and the main motivations for negotiating mega-regional agreements. In nine further contributions, international experts examine sectoral issues such as the trade, investment, and dispute settlement procedures envisaged in these ‘mega-regional’ agreements. The book goes on to consider the progress made in intellectual property protection, the problems associated with data protection, human rights, labour, and environmental standards, issues of transparency and legitimacy, and the relationship between CETA, TTIP, and TiSA on the one hand and EU law on the other. It concludes with four chapters that discuss globalization and other fundamental questions surrounding these mega-regional agreements from economic, political science, and legal perspectives.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental and Introductory Issues
1. Mega-Regional Agreements: New Orientations for EU External Relations?, Stefan Griller, Walter Obwexer, Erich Vranes
2. CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: New Trends in International Economic Law, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
Part II: Selected Sectoral Issues
3. The Contents of CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: The (Envisaged) Trade Disciplines, Erich Vranes
4. The Reform of Investment Protection Rules in CETA, TTIP, and other Recent EU-FTAs: Convincing?, Christian Tietje and Kevin Crow
5. Authority, Legitimacy, and Fragmentation in the (Envisaged) Dispute Settlement Disciplines in Mega-Regionals, Stephan Schill
6. Intellectual Property and Mega-Regional Agreements: Progress and Opportunities Missed, Thomas Cottier
7. CETA, TTIP, TiSA, and Data Protection, Walter Berka
8. CETA, TTIP, TiSA, and Financial Services, Christoph Ohler
9. Human Rights, Labour Standards, and Environmental Standards in CETA, Lorand Bartels
10. TTIP, CETA, TiSA Behind Closed Doors: Transparency in the EU Trade Policy, Panos Delimatsis
11. CETA, TTIP, TiSA, and their Relationship with EU Law, Stefan Mayr
Part III: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: New Challenges for Politics, Law, and Legitimacy?
12. On the Expected Economic Effects of Trade Liberalisation and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Christoph Moser
13. The Struggle for and against Globalisation: International Trade Agreements and the Democratic Question, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann
14. Three Salient Issues of the New Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements, Stefan Griller
15. A New Generation of Trade Agreements: An Opportunity not to be Missed?, Verena Madner
16. Conclusions, Stefan Griller, Walter Obwexer, Erich Vranes

Stefan Griller, Professor of European Law, University of Salzburg,Walter Obwexer, Director, Institute of European Law and International Law, University of Innsbruck,Erich Vranes, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Stefan Griller was appointed Professor for Public Law with special regard to European Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1991. Since 2008 he has been President of ECSA Austria. At the University of Salzburg, he has been Vice President of the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies – SCEUS since 2011, and since 2013 holds the chair for EU Law at the University of Salzburg.

Walter Obwexer was appointed full professor for EU Law, Public International Law, and International Relations at the University of Innsbruck in 2012. Apart from his university functions, since the 1990s Walter Obwexer has served as a legal counsel of government institutions in Austria.

Erich Vranes is professor of international law, European law, public law and international economic law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). His research focuses on international economic law, fundamental issues of international law, European Law, EU external economic relations, and legal theory. Erich Vranes has studied law at the Universities of Graz, Lausanne, and Geneva.


Stefan Griller, Walter Obwexer, Erich Vranes
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
Erich Vranes
Christian Tietje and Kevin Crow
Stephan Schill
Thomas Cottier
Walter Berka
Christoph Ohler
Lorand Bartels
Panos Delimatsis
Stefan Mayr
Christoph Moser
Sonja Puntscher Riekmann
Stefan Griller
Verena Madner
Stefan Griller, Walter Obwexer, Erich Vranes

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