Moreover, what appears to be only the next logical step leads to significant qualitative change, given that global economic and trade agreements are aimed at influencing global standards and standards. These are in addition to interaction and reintroduction with the EU economic order, as traditional trade agreements do not. As a result, they could either consolidate or weaken the so-called European model and not reduce the confidence of European citizens and economic operators.4 It could be argued that the EU`s inability to properly take into account the impact of international trade on the European model is even more problematic at a time when populists opposed the EU project. There has been a general failure to communicate the need, motivated by globalisation – not the internal market – for economic and institutional modernisation at Member State level (agreed by the EU and all Member States as part of the Lisbon and Europe 2020 economic reform strategies). It is all the more important that the EU tackles globalisation by promoting European values in its trade agreements. The EU has more than 50 preferential trade agreements and is currently negotiating 20 additional trade agreements with 60 countries.7 Of these, the fate of the TTIP, negotiated by the EU and the US in 2013 to create a low-level transatlantic market of trade and investment barriers to shape the global trade order, is questionable. While President Trump`s decision not to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 8 has been formally opened, it has also reduced the prospects for successful TTIP9 negotiations. This difference lies in the fact that common markets also allow the free movement of people (for example. B work) between member states. An example of a common market is the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d`Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The question of whether the WTO fulfils its duty and fulfils its mission is the subject of ongoing debate. Yet the WTO currently has 104 members and 20 observer governments.