50078 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The course concentrates on the origins of the multilateral commercial system (ITO and GATT 1947), on the WTO institutional framework including the dispute settlement solution system, on issues raised by the current Doha Development Round and on the main sectorial agreements (on goods, including the GATT disciplines, GATS on services, TRIPS on intellectual property). The main subjects are analyzed through case studies subject to Panels and the Appeals Body of the WTO. The role of private players is also examined as well as the importance of international discipline for business choices, including the relevance of the WTO law in the EU legal system based on the European case law.
The course consists primarily of seminars and group work. Attending students are involved in the study of legal cases, discussion of the issues raised and elaboration of oral presentation.
- Multilateralism and regionalism in the governance of the world trade.
- From GATT 1947 to the WTO: the Uruguay Round Results.
- The WTO institutional framework.
- The Dispute Settlement System.
- Basic issues under GATT 1994; non discrimination and MFN treatment.
- Dumping, Subsidies, Safeguards.
- Sanitary and Phitosanitary Measures: the precautionary principle.
- GATS: national regulation and liberalization of services.
- The WTO and the protection of non-trade interests: exceptions, environment, human rights.
- The challenge of economic regionalism to the multilateral system.
- Protection of foreign investments and dispute settlement.
- The WTO Agreements and texts of Panels and Appellate Body Reports (http://www.wto.org/).
- P. VAN DEN BOSSCHE, W. ZDOUC, The Law and Policy of the WTO, Cambridge Un. Press, 2013, paperback.
- J. BAGWATI, In Defence of Globalization, Oxford Press, 2004.