The Lisbon Treaty and EU Trade Defence Instruments: A New Framework for Court Challenges and Decision-making
The Lisbon Treaty has brought about a number of important changes to the EU legal landscape, not least of which are changes in relation to international trade matters. Much attention so far has focused on the increased involvement of the European Parliament (EP) in the legislative decision-making process, regarding both the ratification of international trade agreements and the adoption of so-called internal framework legislation. This article examines the implications of the new decision-making process for trade defence measures, and anti-dumping measures in particular, but focuses first and foremost on the significant practical consequences of a Lisbon Treaty change to the framework for challenges to those measures before the European Courts.
This article was originally published in Issue 3 of ITLR (International Trade Law & Regulation).