The World Trade Organization Law
1. The course will be conduced in English.
2. Reading Materials:
i. “Understanding the WTO” (The book is available at http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/whatis_e.htm)
ii. Materials about current developments and negotiations on relevant issues. Please visit WTO official website at: http://www.wto.org/ and click “TRADE TOPIC” to find information.
iii. Other materials that can be found at the WTO website.
iv. For those who can read Chinese, the text book “International Trade Law: New Legal Order under the WTO” is an additional reference.
v. Participants should always bring the texts of WTO agreements to the class each time. The texts can be downloaded from WTO official website.
vi. Handout will also be provided from time to time.
3. Participants need to come to the class each and every time with good preparations. In no event, the participants should miss two or more classes without good reason. Discussions in the classes are very important.
1. From GATT 1947 to WTO, WTO Agreements and WTO Jurisprudence
2. Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment in GATT 1994
3. National Treatment in GATT 1994
5. Quantitative Restrictions under GATT 1994
6. Trade in Agriculture
7. TBT & SPS, Rules of Origin, State Trading, Customs Valuation
9. Subsidies & Countervailing Measures, Safeguards
10. Regional Trade Agreements
11. General Exceptions, Security Exceptions
12. Trade in Services: Principles
13. Trade in Services: Liberalization and Specific Sectors
14. TRIPS Agreement: Principles
15. Individual Intellectual Property Rights under TRIPS Agreement
16. Dispute Settlement Understanding