Indeed, inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions often cor­rect to improve the qual­i­ty of data in this sense. Glee­son, D., Lexchin, J., Labon­té, R. et al. Analy­sis of the impact of trade and invest­ment agree­ments on phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal pol­i­cy: pro­vi­sions, path­ways and pos­si­ble impacts. Glob­al Health 15, 78 (2019). doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019‑0518‑2 When a coun­try opens up to trade, the demand for and sup­ply of goods and ser­vices changes in the econ­o­my. As a result, local mar­kets react and prices change. This has reper­cus­sions on house­holds, both as con­sumers and as employ­ees. If you press the play key in the map, you may see changes over time. This shows that despite the impor­tant dif­fer­ences between coun­tries, there is a com­mon trend: in recent decades, open­ness to trade has increased in most countries.

The Judg­ment of the Court of Jus­tice clar­i­fied that sus­tain­able devel­op­ment is one of the EU‘s exclu­sive areas of com­pe­tence in trade; How­ev­er, it has also strength­ened the role of nation­al par­lia­ments in the areas of exter­nal trade, where Mem­ber States retain com­mon com­pe­tences, name­ly in the set­tle­ment of dis­putes relat­ing to non-direct invest­ment and investment.…