The Evolving Role of Sub-National Actors in International Economic Relations: Lessons from the Canada-European Union CETA
Using the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a case study, this paper identifies and analyses evidence of shifting forms of cooperation observable in the design and negotiation of new styled (mega-regional) Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) springing up in the world trade and investment system. The analysis focuses on the different strategies adopted by Canada and the EU to engage their sub-national governments and civil societies in the CETA negotiation/ratification process, and the possible implications for future mega-regional trade agreements.
Citation : Omiunu, O. (2017) The Evolving Role of Sub-National Actors in International Economic Relations: Lessons from the Canada-European Union CETA. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, Volume 48.
Research Institute : Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Department of Law