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Studies in EU external relations ; v. 14.
While forces of globalization have created a genuine global marketplace, global rules safeguarding the competitive process in this marketplace have not emerged. International cooperation among national regulators and enforcers is therefore needed to create a competitive global business-environment. The Future of International Competition Law Enforcement, using the variety of legal instruments available to the EU as a point of departure, undertakes an original assessment of the EU's cooperation agreements in the field of competition law. The work's focus is on the bilateral sphere, often labelled as a mere 'interim-solution' awaiting a global agreement; further attention is given to competition provisions in free trade agreements as well as the main multilateral initiatives in this field, in order to determine their relative value.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-436) and index.
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Need for international competition cooperation Four axes of international competition cooperation Origins of international competition cooperation Intermediate conclusion part 1 Benchmarks First generation agreements: a costly way to create and maintain momentum Second generation agreements: ignoring crucial issues Alternatives and complements: workable or not? Intermediate conclusion part 2 Substantive integration: cmpetition in the global trade system-a cautionary tale Geographical integration: the multilateral approach Intermediate conclusion part 3.