F&ES 871a/LAW 21635 / 2014-2015

International Trade in a Globalizing World

Credits: 3
Fall 2014: M,W, 10:35-12:00, SLB - 109
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Special Introduction session on August 27 10:35-11:55, Burke Auditorium for F&ES Students

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This course will explore the structure of laws, policies, and negotiating practices that undergird international trade.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the governance structures that regulate the trading system including multilateral institutions (the World Trade Organization as well as the IMF and other bodies) and domestic entities (the US Trade Representative and the International Trade Commission). Focus will be given to worldwide efforts to open markets through the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as well as the Global Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and regional accords such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Special attention will be paid to how the system of international economic law has addressed the integration of new issues including environmental protection, poverty alleviation, human and labor rights, and public health into the trade regime. Take-home examination

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