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Antonios Vlassis

Effects of the Convention on trade negotiations

15 mai 2014

Antonios Vlassis avec Lilian Richieri Hanania, « Effects of the Convention on trade negotiations » in Lilian Richieri Hanania (ed.), Cultural diversity in international law : Effectiveness and normativity of the 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions, New York, London, Routledge, 2014 : 25-39.


The present chapter briefly describes the movement which led to the adoption of the CDCE provisions regarding its relationship with other treaties – and notably trade agreements – the way the “trade and culture debate” evolved from multilateral to bilateral and regional trade agreements and the role the CDCE may play in trade negotiations. As an illustration, it examines some current and particularly strategic negotiations, namely the trade agreements between Canada and the European Union, and the United States and the European Union, as well as the plurilateral initiative on services within the WTO.

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Cultural Diversity in International Law
The Effectiveness of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Edited by Lilian Richieri Hanania