Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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Basic economic law of the EU – Introduction – Exercise 1

Page: 56 Chapter: Part 2, A. IV. 1.

Suggested solution:

A free trade area is the first out of a number of different stages of economic integration between two or more countries. It denotes an area with free movement for the goods produced in this area (i.e. to the exclusion of common customs rules in relation to goods from third countries and of common rules on the free movement of such goods within the common territory). Readers may wish to explore the fundamental importance of the definition of origin to a free trade area, look at an example, and consider ways in which companies in third states will seek to circumvent it.

Note: the so-called Barcelona process was relaunched in 2008 by the setting up of the Union for the Mediterranean, which is a partnership between the EU Member States and six partners across the Southern Mediterranean and the Middle East (see http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/euromed/index_en.htm).

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 7, in particular Chart 7/4]



Published: 13 July 2010