120-0314/08 – EU Trade Policy (SOPEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2011/2012Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DVO37 Ing. Kateřina Dvoroková, Ph.D.
FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To explain differencies between intra and extra EU trade. 2. To formulate a principle of the concept "common policy" in the area of trade relations of the EU with third countries. 3. To categorise trade relations of the EU with third countries. 4. To arrange the preferential trade relations of the EU. 5. To assess the actual position of the EU in the world trade. 6. To assess a character of the EU trade policy and to compare it with the trade policy of the USA and other selected countries. 7. To conclude initiatives of the EU in the WTO frame. 8. To predict future direction of the EU trade policy.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

The course is focused on the EU trade relations with third countries. These relations are managed by the Common Commercial Policy of the EU. The students will take up with current development in the world trade and the position of the EU in the world exports and imports in the area of merchandise trade and commercial services. In the next part of the course, the students will be informed about the WTO and the EU position to the multilateral trade liberalisation. The course includes the autonomus and convensional measures of the EU trade policy and the trade disputes issues, their solving in the WTO as well as the using of trade defence instruments.In the end, the trade policy of the Czech Republic in 1990s is introduces and application of the EU trade policy after its entrance into the EU. The main aim ofcourse is to analyze the impact of trade measures on the trade relations of the EU with third countries.

Compulsory literature:

BENEDICTIS, Luca de a Luca SALVATICI. The Trade Impact of European Union Preferential Policies. London: Springer, 2011. 229 s. ISBN 978-3-642-16563-4. FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka a kol. Postavení Evropské unie v podmínkách globalizované světové ekonomiky. Ostrava: VŠB-TU, 2014. 364 s. ISBN 978-80-248-3333-0. FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka. Zahraničně obchodní politika ČR. Historie a současnost (1945-2008). Praha: C. H. Beck, 2009. 246 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-128-4.

Recommended literature:

CIHELKOVÁ, Eva et al. Vnější ekonomické vztahy EU. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2003. 709 s. ISBN 80-7179-804-5. DVOŘÁK, Pavel. Základy mezinárodní obchodní politiky. Praha: VŠE, 2001. 221 s. ISBN 80-7079-658-8. ELSIG, Manfred. The EU´s Common Commercial Policy. Hampshire Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002. 196 s. ISBN 075463227X. FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka a Marian LEBIEDZIK. Společné politiky EU. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2008. 179 s. ISBN 978-80-7179-939-9. KEER, W. A. a J. D. GAISFORD. Handbook on International Trade Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Lim., 2007. 543 s. ISBN 978-1-84376-939-2. ŠTĚRBOVÁ, Ludmila. Impacts of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU Trade Policy. In: The Proceedings of E-Leader Budapest , 2010 [online]. Budapešť: CASA, 2010 [cit. 2012-11-02]. Dostupné z http://www.g-casa.com/conferences/budapest/papers/Sterbova.pdf

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminar thesis and its prezentation. Corresponding tasks.

E-learning

System Moodle.

Další požadavky na studenta

activities on seminars, activities on seminars

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Outline of Course: 1.Introduction to the course. World trade development. 2.Position of the EU in the world trade (extra + intra-EU trade). 3.Common Commercial Policy of the EU - a principle, objects and development. Institutional and legal frames of the Common Commercial Policy. Customs Policy. 4.EU Trade Strategy. Market Access Database. 5.EU Trade Policy in the WTO. Multilateral trading system from the GATT to the WTO, objects and principles. 6.Autonomous trade-policy instruments in the EU (tariffs and non-tariff measures). The TARIC system. 7.Conventional measures of the EU trade policy. Bialteral (regional) and multilateral trade agreements. 8.Preferential system of the EU - principle and forms of preferences. The autonomous preferences of the EU. Rules of origin. 9.Non-Preferential system.Trade relations of the EU with the main trading partners. 10.Trade defence instruments – antidumping, countervailing duties and safequards.Trade Barriers Regulation in the EU 11.Trade disputes of the EU with third countries. Dispute settlement in the WTO. 12.Czech external trade policy in transformation period (1990s). Impacts of the Czech entrance to the EU on external trade. 13.Czech trade strategy in the EU. 14.Proexport policy of the Czech Republic - forms, instruments of export support. Export strategies.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85  43
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