Section for EEA and Trade Law
Key areas of work include providing legal and procedural guidance in connection with the conclusion and interpretation of investment agreements and international agreements in the EU/EEA, Efta, and the WTO, and assessing the EEA relevance of new legislation to be incorporated in the EEA Agreement. It also works on cases to be brought before the Efta Surveillance Authority, the Efta Court, the European Court of Justice and the WTO Appellate Body. The Section also deals with matters relating to the World Intellectual Property Organization (Wipo), Uncitral and Unidroit. The Section is also responsible for chairing the EEA Legal Coordinating Committee, and participates in negotiations on Efta free trade agreements.
The section is headed by Director Siri Veseth Meling.