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The E15 Competition Policy and Trade report: Timely and Trenchant

James F. Rill and Jana I. Seidl, Concurrences (Nº 4), 2016

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The E15 Report is a thoughtful, creative and thorough examination of the interplay
between trade and competition law. It correctly suggests a mutual awareness of and respect for the two avenues of influence in international trade. Considerable work has been done on the convergence of antitrust principles across various regimes, both substantively and procedurally, but it is important to recognize that much remains to be done in terms of synthesizing competition and trade policy. Some of the report’s suggestions are readily embraced and some are likely more controversial. Ultimately, this paper only raises a number of questions regarding the report’s proposed dispute settlement approaches and suggests certain alternate avenues for addressing this goal
of convergence and transparency between trade and competition policy.

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