UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5254 WTO Law

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit interrogates World Trade Organization (WTO) law and dispute settlement processes. Students become familiar with key aspects of the WTO Agreement, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), General Agreement on Services (GATS), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), Anti-dumping Agreement (ADA) and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SPS). Trade-related Intellectual Property (TRIPS) and Trade-related Investment Measures (TRIMS) are also canvassed. A key theme explored within the unit is the inherent policy tension between trade liberalisation and regulatory sovereignty.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) critically evaluate the jurisprudential framework and dispute settlement process of WTO law; (2) illustrate the relationship between various facets of the WTO Agreement, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement and Technical Barriers to Trade; and (3) describe the inherent tension between trade liberalisation and regulatory sovereignty.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) student presentation; and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Juan He
Unit rules
Incompatibility: LAWS5511 International Trade Law LAWS6719 International Trade Law LAWS6254 WTO Law LAWS3319 International Trade Law
Contact hours Seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5254/SEM-2/2017
TS-D-5F : http://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5254/TS-D-5F/2017

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