1The 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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