Must TTIP-induced regulatory convergence benefit others?

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett

CEPR Press, 2015

Given the prominence of regulatory convergence in the TTIP negotiations, whether or not this conclusion is the correct one assumes greater importance, in particular for third parties. The purpose of this chapter is to revisit these claims.

The remainder of this chapter is divided into three parts: some reflections on so-called leaky preferences created by provisions on regulatory matters in RTAs; identification of six potential sources of discrimination in regulatory enforcement; and some concluding remarks.

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