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B759 International Trade

Description The growing importance of international trade in the global economy has made international trade law one of the most important topics in international relations and international law. This course focuses on the international legal framework for international trade provided by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The course will cover political and economic arguments for and against free trade, the history of the GATT system and the creation of the WTO, and many of the core topics of the WTO#s complex set of rules on international trade in goods and services. These topics will include WTO dispute settlement, tariffs, quantitative restrictions, principles of non-discrimination (most-favored-nation treatment and national treatment), exceptions to WTO rules, agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade, trade in services, and intellectual property rights. In covering these topics, the course will address current controversies in the WTO system, including those related to environmental protection, human rights, and development. The course has no pre-requisites, and no knowledge of economics is required. Grades for this course will be based on a final examination.

Faculty D. Fidler, T. Lynch

SemesterTitleFaculty
Spring 2013 - 2014International TradeFidler
Spring 2012 - 2013International TradeFidler
Spring 2011 - 2012International TradeFidler
Spring 2010 - 2011International TradeLynch, T.
Spring 2009 - 2010International TradeLynch, T.