Technical Barriers to Trade - ET200314E

The objectives of the course are to acquire:

1. enhanced knowledge of the basic principles of the WTO;
2. enhanced knowledge of the WTO disciplines regarding technical barriers to trade;
3. improved ability to interpret relevant information and documents on WTO-related issues, and to use the WTO legal texts and related background materials.

Course level: Specialized course, intermediary level.

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in the course language.

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Course Guide

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Introduction to the World Trade Organization

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Introduction to WTO basic principles and rules

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The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

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Measures within the scope of application of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

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Non-Discrimination and Avoidance of Unnecessary Obstacles to Trade in the TBT Agreement and approaches to facilitate the acceptance of conformity assessment results

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The Harmonization Principle in the TBT Agreement

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Transparency Requirements and Procedures

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Development Dimension in the TBT Agreement and the Work of the TBT Committee

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Conclusion




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