Articulation between trade policy and competition policy (Nasse Seminar - 23 Oct. 2020)

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During the seminar organised on 23 October 2020, Sébastien Jean - Research Director at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Director of CEPII, member of the Economic Analysis Council (CAE) and Olivier Prost - Associate lawyer at the Brussels office of the law firm Gide, French Foreign Trade Advisor - discussed the link between trade policy and competition policy. The session was moderated by Philippe Martin - Deputy Chairman of the Conseil d’analyse économique and Professor at Sciences Po.

Introduction and background Trade policy and competition policy pursue distinct but complementary goals. While the former aims to protect competition in the internal market, purchasing power, investment and business productivity, the latter has a key role to play in protecting European interests against unfair competitive practices emanating from third countries. Trade policy tools to ensure the level playing field are thus an indispensable complement to European competition rules, from which non-European companies partly escape, while benefiting from access to the European market. In a context of globalisation of trade, the proper functioning of the internal market, based on a levelplayingfield between companies, therefore requires coherence and a good articulation between

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  • French Institute for Agronomic Research - INRA (Paris)
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel (Brussels)
  • Sciences Po Paris


Sébastien Jean, Olivier Prost, Philippe Martin, Articulation between trade policy and competition policy (Nasse Seminar - 23 Oct. 2020), February 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99093,

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