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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Mega-Regionals

Christian Riffel

Subject(s):
International investment law — Regional trade — Specific trade agreements — Fair and equitable treatment standard — Non-discrimination — National treatment

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The term ‘mega-regionals’ describes a trend in international trade law to negotiate free trade agreements (‘FTAs’; Free Trade Areas ) among countries encompassing a considerable share of world trade. Unlike regional trade agreements , they span across sub-regions. Cases in point are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (‘TTIP’) between the United States and the European Union, accounting for almost half of global GDP; the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (‘RCEP’) between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and the...
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