Lessons from the European Spaghetti Bowl
AbstractEuropean economic integration fascinates and inspires for the way it brought peace to a continent torn by violent and long-standing rivalries. The lessons from Europe, however, cannot be applied directly as the degree of the European Unionâ€™s supranationality is unthinkable elsewhere. This paper discusses how Europe overcame the specific problem of overlapping free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Pan-European Cumulation System which instituted common rules of origin, regional cumulation of value, and completed the full matrix of bilateral FTAs. After this, Europe had what can be thought of as a â€œcustoms unionâ€ for rules of origin.
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Spaghetti Bowl; European Union; EU; overlapping free trade agreements (FTAs); customs union;
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- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
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- NEP-ALL-2013-05-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2013-05-19 (European Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2013-05-19 (South East Asia)
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