By taking this course,students will be able to obtain a good understandingof the most important aspects of international trade law, as well as the skillsof critically assessing and analyzing the impacts and the prospects of economic globalization.
|1||Introduction to international economic law|
|2||Structure of the WTO (1): membership, institutional structure|
|3||Structure of the WTO (2): developing member states and decision-making|
|4||Dispute Settlement under the WTO (1): jurisdiction of the WTO dispute settlement system, key features of WTO dispute settlement|
|5||Dispute Settlement under the WTO (2): institutions and process of WTO dispute settlement, remedies for breach|
|6||Rules on Trade in Goods (1): market access -scheduling concessions in the GATT|
|7||Rules on Trade in Goods (2): The principle of non-discrimination (the most-favoured-nation (MFN) treatment and national treatment (NT))|
|8||Rules on Trade in Goods (3): General Exceptions and Security Exceptions|
|9||Rules on Trade in Goods (4): Other rules –SPS, TBT, anti-dumping|
|10||Rules on Trade in Services (1) Scheduling Concessions|
|11||Rules on Trade in Services (2): General and Security Exceptions|
|13||Future prospects of international trade law 1 –security threats and economic globalisation|
|14||Future prospects of international trade law 2 –the crisis of WTO|
|15||Future prospects of international trade law 3 –Summary and evaluation|
Students are expected to prepare for and make presentations on given topics concerning international trade law in each session.
Text：Peter Van den Bossche and Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (3rdedn., CUP, 2013)
Reference：Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoembaum and Petros C. Mavroidisand Michael Hahn, The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy (3rdedn. OUP, 2017)
Contribution to class including presentation: 40%, Final exam/report: 60%. Credit is given to C-or C (where applicable) or higher grade for each criterion
There is no precondition to take this course.