Module leader: Dr Julian Lonbay
Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 1, Exam - 3hrs
This module provides an introduction to the key substantive European Union law aspects of trading with Europe. The focus is on the legal foundations of the EU internal market, establishing the free movement of goods, services and persons in the European Economic Area and how third countries goods, persons and services can access this very wealthy area.
After a general introduction on accessing the internal market, the module looks at the fiscal barriers to trade (customs duties and charges of equivalent effect along with indirect taxation) and then turns to non-tariff barriers (quantitative restrictions and measures of equivalent effect). The module then deals with the free movement of persons. It examines the legal rules on free movement of workers, citizens, services and focuses especially on the rules on freedom of establishment, the principle of mutual recognition and the free movement of lawyers. Other related EU law issues can be considered for inclusion if the attendees agree.
- An Introduction to the European Union’s (EU) internal market and its external aspects
- The Customs Union: removing customs duties and charges equivalent: Negotiating the external frontiers
- Fiscal aspects: Indirect taxes – internal and external aspects
- Non-tariff Barriers to trade (NTB’s) Quantitative restrictions and measures equivalent
- NTB’s: derogations and exceptions
- Free Movement of Persons: Internal and external aspects
- European Citizenship
- The right of Establishment and freedom to provide Services: Free Movement of Lawyers
- The right of Establishment: Mutual Recognition of Qualifications
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