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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

European (Economic) Community

Ana Maria Guerra Martins

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2020

Tariffs — Developing countries

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 European Economic Community (‘EEC’), which, after the entry into force of the Treaty on European Union of 7 February 1992, became the European Community (‘EC’) (European Union, Historical Evolution), was preceded by several European international organizations and treaties. As a matter of fact, after World War II, many supported the idea of a new model of political cooperation helping European countries face the Cold War (1947–91) and the severe post-war economic problems. In 1947, the US announced the Marshall Plan (European Recovery Program), which...
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