Revisiting structural variables of trade negotiations : the case of the Canada-EU agreement

Authors: Duchesne, ÉrickMorin, Jean-Frédéric
Abstract: This article offers a conceptual analysis of the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. It argues that traditional accounts of the structure of trade negotiations must be tailored for their novel nature, especially their wider scope on various regulatory issues and the relative economic weight of trading partners. To build our argument, we revisit traditional structural factors such as economic interdependence, non-agreement alternatives (NAA), institutional constraints, outcome valuations, and domestic support. We conclude that current and future bilateral trade negotiations will likely last longer, deadlocks will likely become more frequent, and that variations in scope will likely increase.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 January 2013
Open Access Date: 9 June 2017
Document version: AM
This document was published in: International Negotiation, Vol. 18 (1), 5–24 (2013)
Alternative version: 10.1163/15718069-12341243
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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