Article 299(3): Overseas Countries and Territories

  • Fiona Murray


This chapter provides an introduction to the third paragraph of Article 299 TEC, dealing with the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), just before entry into force of the corresponding Lisbon Treaty provision. The key developments since 1957 relevant to this paragraph are examined, including Member State accessions and territories, impact of and points of divergence with the EU/ACP partnership, relevant legislation and case law of the European courts, main Treaty amendments including key amendments introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. An overview of the OCT framework is also examined.


Member State Falkland Island Custom Duty Lisbon Treaty Council Decision 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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