The Multilateral Trade Agreements - ET200914E

The course enables participants to prepare for advanced courses.

The objectives of the course are:

1. to recap of the basic principles of the WTO and the Multilateral Trading System;
2. to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the main WTO disciplines in each of the Multilateral Trade Agreements;
3. to improve ability to interpret relevant information and documents on WTO-related issues, and to use the WTO legal texts and related background materials.

Course level: Intermediary level, Generalist course

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in the course language; knowledge on WTO basic concepts through their professional experience or through participation in a WTO introduction course, basic level.

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Course Guide

M 1

Introduction to the World Trade Organization (WTO)

M 2

Trade in Goods: Non-Discrimination Principle: Most Favoured Nation (MFN) and National Treatment in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994

M 3

Trade in Goods: Rules on Market Access: Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs)

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Overview of World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements on Trade in Goods (Annex 1A)

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Trade Remedies

M 6

General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

M 7

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

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Exceptions to WTO rules: General Exceptions, Security Exceptions, Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), Balance-of-Payments (BOPs) & Waivers

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WTO Development Dimension: Doha Development Agenda Aid for Trade, the Enhanced Integrated Framwork (EIF) and Technical Assistance (TA) and Training (or TRTA)

M 10

Surveillance in the WTO: Dispute Settlement System & Trade Policy Review Mechanism

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Cross-Cutting Issues

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Summary and Conclusions

*WTO online courses are open to governement officials from developing and least-developed Members and Observers.