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Mr. Colin Brown

Mr. Colin Brown
Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement
and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy
Directorate-General for Trade
European Commission

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Regional Organizations
European Union
The European Union in the World Trade Organization
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Regional Organizations
European Union
The European Union in the World Trade Organization
A. Legal Instruments

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (renamed as the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, as amended by Article 2 of the Lisbon Treaty), Rome, 25 March 1957, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 298, p. 11.

Agreement on Government Procurement, Geneva, 4 April 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1235, p. 258.

Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Geneva, 12 April 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1186, p. 276.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

General Agreement on Trade in Services, Annex 1B, Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1869, p. 183.

B. Jurisprudence

Court of Justice of the European Union, International Fruit Company NV and Others v. Produktschap voor Groenten en Fruit, Joined Cases 21-24/72 [1972] ECR 1219.

Court of Justice of the European Union, Re the Draft International Agreement on Natural Rubber, Opinion 1/78 [1979] ECR 2871.

Court of Justice of the European Union, Commission of the European Communities v. Council of the European Communities,Case 45/86 [1987] ECR 1493.

Court of Justice of the European Union, Re Competence of the Union to Conclude International Agreements Concerning Services and Protection of Intellectual Property, Opinion 1/94 [1994] ECR I-5267.

World Trade Organization, European Communities — Customs Classification of Certain Computer Equipment, Appellate Body Report of 5 June 1998, WT/DS62/AB/R; WT/DS67/AB/R; WT/DS68/AB/R.

World Trade Organization, European Union — Measures on Atlanto-Scandian Herring, 2013.