120-0514/02 – EU Trade Policy (EU TP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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FOJ28 doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 2+0

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



The goal of the subject is to introduce a position of the EU in the world trade and define the EU trade policy and its principle and objectives as well as trade-policy instruments. In the end, the application of the EU trade policy in the Czech Republic, including Czech export strategy will be introduced.

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. DABROWSKI, Marek a Maryla MALISZEWSKA. EU Eastern Neighborhood. New York: Springer, 2011. 200 s. ISBN 978-3-642-21092-1. FOJTÍKOVÁ, Lenka. EU Trade Policy. Studijní opora financována z prostředků MŠMT. 2013. 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

Recommended literature:

BROWN, Sherrod. Myths of Free Trade. New York: The New Press, 2006. 245 s. ISBN 13: 978-1-59558-124-2. ELSIG, Manfred. The EU´s Common Commercial Policy. Hampshire Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002. 196 s. ISBN 075463227X. VOLKER, Edmont L. M. Barriers to External and Internal Community Trade. Deventer: Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1993. 230 s. ISBN 90 6544 704 0. Web-sites: EC. DG Trade [online]. See http://ec.europa.eu/trade/index_en.htm MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE. The Czech Republic [online]. See http://www.mpo.cz/default_en.html WTO [online]. See www.wto.org

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- Written tests - Discussions to relevant topics


Other requirements

The making of seminar thesis and its presentation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Outline of Course: 1.Introduction to the course. World trade development. 2.The position of the EU in the world trade (extra + intra-EU trade). 3.The extra-EU trade and the implementation of the Common Commercial Policy of the EU. 4.The EU trade strategy. 5.Multilateral trading system and the World Trade Organization. The position of the EU in the WTO. 6.The autonomous trade-policy instruments of the EU (tariffs and non-tariff measures). 7.The conventional measures of the EU trade policy. Regional trade agreements. 8.Preferential system. The application of the autonomous preferences in the EU. 9.Non-preferential system. The trade relations of the EU with the main trading partners on the basis of the most-favoured nation. 10.Trade defence instruments – antidumping, countervailing duties and safequards. 11.Trade Barriers Regulation in the EU and trade disputes settlement in the WTO. 12.The history of the Czech trade policy before its entrance into the EU. The apllication of the EU trade policy in the Czech Republic. 13.The external trade support in the EU and the Czech Republic. The Czech export strategy. 14.Conclusion, discussion to the trade topic.

Conditions for subject completion

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