Published online by Cambridge University Press: 09 December 2021
Chapter 9 attempts to apply the normative findings of this book to new-generation FTAs concluded by the EU, primarily to CETA. The analysis is based on the data gathered during the discussions with officials involved in the negotiation of these agreements. The study explains how the new FTAs establish primacy of procedural rules which place the EU at the forefront of dispute resolution. Finally, this study proposes some critical questions with the aim of opening further debate on the policy implications of functional international responsibility.