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Brussels Effect

U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations Are a Rare Opportunity for the U.S. to Rein in the EU's Regulatory Reach

Anu Bradford | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Anu Bradford

Smaller U.S. firms competing locally also enjoy an edge over domestic, export-oriented competitors who are forced to bear the costs of producing to higher EU standards. But why would the EU agree to give up its unilateral ability to set global standards in any trade negotiation?