This book, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with the economic policies of the European Economic Community and the European Coal and Steel Community. It explains in detail how the common market was established and how it was maintained. Free competition cannot be created merely by removing customs duties and quotas: it is also necessary to attack the many non-tariff barriers which would otherwise impede free movement. Moreover, the Community sought to develop an industrial policy, notably in relation to the ECSC, to provide a stance towards declining industries suffering from Developing World competition.

chapter 1|18 pages

Definitions and distinctions

chapter 2|175 pages

Tariffs, quotas and equivalent measures

chapter 3|152 pages

Non-tariff barriers – the state

chapter 4|31 pages

Non-tariff barriers – cartels

chapter 6|27 pages

Industrial policy – the EEC

chapter 7|35 pages

Industrial policy – the ECSC

chapter 8|21 pages

Concluding assessment