Conference Future of Trade Defence Instruments

Conference Invitation: The Future of Trade Defence Instruments: Global Policy Trends and Legal Challenges 

Date: 30/31 March 2017

Venue: Offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Rue de la Loi 57, Brussels

The conference "The Future of Trade Defence Instruments: Global Policy Trends and Legal Challenges" is jointly organized by the Europa-Institut Saarbrücken, the University of Passau, the Institute of European and International Economic Law & the World Trade Institute - University of Berne, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. It is co-funded by the European Union, the ASKO Europa-Stiftung and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.


The conference is organized against the backdrop of envisaged important modifications to the European Union’s Trade Defence Instruments. The conference will (i) analyse Trade Defence Instruments in their socio-economic, political and legal contexts; (ii) describe the changing international environment, in particular as regards the WTO framework; (iii) look at the EU rules as they exist today, seven years after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty; and (iv) consider the envisaged changes to such rules. Finally, the conference will (v) contrast the EU’s Trade Defence Instruments with other related legal instruments, such as competition law or regional trade agreements. In this context the implications for the future relationship with the UK after Brexit will also be analysed. We are looking forward to seeing you in Brussels to discuss these exciting and timely topics.

The conference fee is 50 Euro for students and PhD researchers, 100 Euro for AEI e.V. members and other full time academics, 200 Euro for practitioners and other external participants. Further information on registration and assistance with hotel reservations can be found in the documents attached.

More information can be found in the program.

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