Better than bilateral trade agreements: unilateral recognition of approvals / certificates and approval / certification hubs

This article analyses the regulatory tool “unilateral recognition of foreign product or service approvals or certificates”. This tool might in the future play a crucial role in favour of international trade. Furthermore, this article shows how jurisdictions, by applying extremely stringent approval or certification criteria on an optional basis, could become approval / certification hubs, to the benefit of many other jurisdictions and their own. Continue reading Better than bilateral trade agreements: unilateral recognition of approvals / certificates and approval / certification hubs

Directory of reference regulation, 1st edition, Part 11: internet, information, communication

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Directory of reference regulation, 1st edition, Part 10: education and culture

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Analysing legislation

The Handbook “How to regulate?” has been developed to train law-makers in administrations and parliaments. But it can also be used as analytical tool. One of the author’s readers, François Mestre, analysed a regulation by applying categories of the Handbook in a slightly modified way.

Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 9: social, human, civil, gender and children’s rights

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Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 8: government, political matters, NGOs:

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Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 7: humanitarian issues, migration, crime, judiciary

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Countering unfair lobbying

It is natural and basically good that interest groups inform regulators on facts, concerns, and alternative solutions. However, lobbying can also go over the top, torpedoing good governance. This article investigates what can be done to counter unfair or disproportionate lobbying. Continue reading Countering unfair lobbying

Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 6: Trade, business, professions & labour

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Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 5: Safety, security, consumers & chemicals

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