Foreign Trade of the European Union

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Syllabus of the Subject: International Trade of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to the European Union's Trade Policy.
    1. European Foreign Policy
    2. European External Action Service
  2. Europe 2020 strategy
  3. Industrial products and services
  4. International Trade of the European Union (EU)
  5. European Union Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  6. European Union and Globalisation
  7. Regional Integration of the developing countries and the European Union
  8. EU's Bilateral Trade Agreements
  9. European Union Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

The objectives of the subject “EU's Foreign trade” are the following:

  1. To analyse the foreign trade and foreign direct investment flows in the EU
  2. To know the strengths of the European external sector
  3. To understand the importance of the European Union trade agreements
The Subject (e-learning) “International Trade of the European Union (EU)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Masters (online): Europe, International Business
  3. Course: EU's International Relations

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Comercio exterior de la UE Post-secondary Education in French Commerce international de l’UE Study in Portuguese Comércio Exterior da UE

Sample of the subject: Foreign trade of the European Union
Foreign trade European Union

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): International Trade of the European Union

The twenty-eight nations of the European Union representing 19% of the world trade.

All the countries of the European Union negotiate as one, through the European Commission. The European Union negotiates the foreign trade relations with external nations through the international trade policy of the European Union.

The European Union trade policy covers

  1. Trade in Products
  2. Trade in Services
  3. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  4. Foreign direct investment (FDI)

Multilateral Trade Agreements (Doha Development Round)

  1. Trade Agreements (Korea, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, India, Canada, Central America, Andean Community, Ukraine, EUROMED, Southern Common Market, Gulf States, Libya, China, Chile, Mexico, and Turkey), covering near 35% of the international trade
  2. Deepen trade relations with strategic partners: The United States, China, Russia, Japan, India, and Brazil
  3. Unilateral dimension. Generalised System of Preferences: Everything But Arms and GSP+.

International Trade of the European Union

  1. service sector: 75% of the GDP of the European Union (EU)
  2. The European Automotive Industry is a leader in the global automotive market
  3. The European Union is the largest chemical producer in the World
  4. The EU is the second global manufacturing location for pharmaceuticals products
  5. The European Union is a largest importer of computer and consumer electronics
  6. The European Union is the second largest manufacturer of crude steel

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)


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