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In this section, you can find instruments produced by the EU in the exercise of its external competences, including:
You will find these EU international agreements accompanied by a rich legal analysis and links to related information (validity of the act, dates of effect, links with other documents and much more).
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EU international agreements are legally binding agreements between the European Union and one or more non-EU countries or international organisations. They may be concluded when the Treaties so provide or when the conclusion of an agreement: (i) is necessary to achieve, within the framework of the EU’s policies, one of the objectives referred to in the Treaties; (ii) is provided for in a legally binding EU act; or (iii) is likely to affect common rules or alter their scope.
The EU’s external action is set out in Title V of the Treaty on the European Union and in Part 5 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The procedure for negotiating and adopting international agreements is set out in Articles 207 and 218 of the TFEU for the common commercial policy and for the other external action areas, respectively.