The double track: EC State Aids and WTO provisions intersection

Vera Squaratti

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Abstract

The article examines the conformity of the EC State aid rules with the World Trade Organization (WTO), more precisely, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM) Firstly, it addresses the hypothesis that EC State Aid rules, as interpreted and applied by the European Commission and European Court of Justice (ECJ), may pose problems of legal compability with the provision of ASCM , in particular as regards the notion of subsidy and State Aid and the different types of measures that may be permitted or prohibited in one or the other systems. Therefore, if it is reasonably possible to conclude that the EC State Aid rules could be in conflict with the ASCM obligations, the effects of this conflict will be detailed in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Absence of Direct Effect of WTO Law in the European Community Legal System and in Other Countries
EditorsCLAUDIO DORDI
Pages166-185
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • ASCM
  • WTO
  • direct effect
  • state aids

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