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Brexit: competition and State aid Contents

Appendix 4: Glossary

ASCM

WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

BEIS

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BICL

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

CAT

Competition Appeal Tribunal

CETA

EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement

CJEU

Court of Justice of the European Union

CLES

Centre for Law, Economics and Society at University College London

CMA

Competition and Markets Authority

COMBAR

Commercial Bar Association

DExEU

Department for Exiting the European Union

ECN

European Competition Network

ECJ

European Court of Justice

EEA

European Economic Area, covering all those party to the EEA agreement: all EU Member States and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland

EFTA

European Free Trade Area. This consists of a free trade area between the EFTA states (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland). EFTA conducts FTA negotiations on behalf of its members; and for those members party to the EEA Agreement, it also provides the basis for the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court.

ESA

EFTA Surveillance Authority

ESIF

European Structural and Investment Funds

EUMR

EU Merger Regulation

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

GBER

General Block Exemption Regulation

ICN

International Competition Network

JMC (EN)

Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations)—the mechanism established for the UK Government to engage with the devolved administrations on Brexit issues.

LGA

Local Government Association

NCA

National Competition Authority

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Single Market

The Single Market refers to the market which exists between the EU’s Member States. It consists of the free movement of goods, people, services and capital through harmonised rules interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

SME

Small and medium-sized enterprises

TDI

Trade defence instrument

TFEU

Treaty on the Functioning of the EU

TRA

Trade Remedies Authority

TUC

Trades Union Congress

UKSALA

UK State Aid Law Association

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

VABER

Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation

WTO

World Trade Organization





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