LAWS6254 WTO Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit interrogates World Trade Organisation (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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) student presentation and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS5254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
Contact hours
lectures and tutorials: 3 hours per week
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