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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Portugal v Council Case

Piet Eeckhout

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 November 2019

Subject(s):
Tariffs — Services — Intellectual property — Specific trade agreements

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

1 This judgment is the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’)’s most fundamental ruling on the status of the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in European Community law ( European Union, Court of Justice and General Court European Community and Union Law and International Law ). The European (Economic) Community is a founding member of the WTO, together with the European Union Member States ( European Community and Union, Mixed Agreements) . The ECJ recognizes that international agreements concluded by the EC form an integral part of EC law ( Case 181/73...
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