Legal and Economic Aspects of Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Negotiations: The Experience of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Negotiations between the EU and Canada
A research seminar organized by the LLM Programme of the University of Lausanne will bring together experts from Canada and Europe to discuss the challengs faced in transatlantic trade and investment negotiations, including the general issues relating to regional trade agreements (RTAs) and the effects of the CETA on third countries, in particular Switzerland and its EFTA partners.
Friday 21 February 2014 (9h00 - 18h00) - Internef UNIL - Dorigny
Participation is free for students and persons working in academia and public administration; a contribution of 500 CHF (including lunch and coffee breaks) is due for all others. All persons wishing to participate should register with: firstname.lastname@example.org.
09:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop Series (Armand De Mestral, Marc Bungenberg, Michael Hahn, Andreas R. Ziegler)
9:15 - 10:30 Panel 1 (Chair: Armand de Mestral) Regional trade agreements advantages and criticisms (presentation of the economic and political arguments for and against, relations with the global system etc)
-Kurt Huebner (Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy, Director of the Institute for European Studies, Political Science Department, UBC): Theory and practice of regional trade agreements
-Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik - DIE): The Effect of Mega Regionals on Third Countries
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Panel 2 (Chair: Marc Bungenberg) The policy and practice of the EU and Canada concerning RTAs, Range of agreements (RTAs, BITs, CETAs etc.)
-Thierry Warin (HEC Montreal): CETA: An Economic Impact Assessment
-Michael Hahn: The EU Experience: From Fear of Flying to Frequent Traveller
12:00-13:30 Lunch, Restaurant de Dorigny
13:30 - 15:15 Panel 3 (Chair: Andreas R. Ziegler) Trans-Atlantic trade talks (CETA Drafting the agreement; Key areas of negotiation - foreign investment)
-Philipp Dupuis (European Commission): CETA Negotiations - The Commission Perspective
-Armand De Mestral (McGill University): The General Outline of CETA: Drafting the Investment Chapter: Justification of Investor-State Arbitration in Democratic Countries
-Marc Bungenberg (Universities of Siegen and Lausanne): IIA2.0 or is the EU Adapting to the North American Style of IIAs?
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45 Panel 4 (Chair: Michael Hahn) EU USA trade talks and third countries relations
-Kim van der Borght (Westminster University, London and VU Brussels): Trans-Atlantic Trade from a Global Perspective: The Role of the US
-Andreas R. Ziegler: Third Countries and the EU's Negotiations with Canada and the US
16:45 Discussion, Concluding Remarks and Outlook (De Mestral, Bungeberg, Hahn, Ziegler)
17: 30 End of Meeting