The Chapter assesses the import of the Services Directive for the internal market, for the Better Regulation commitments and for the EU's regulatory influence in global trade standards. The Chapter contemplates the status of EU integration, whilst reflecting more broadly on the implications of the trade regulation values encompassed by the directive for Member States, for potential accession countries and for EU trade partners. Deploying the Services Directive as a test case, the Chapter considers more broadly the relationship between primary and secondary law in the internal market, whilst considering the import of varying harmonisation techniques for its completion.
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