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
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