International Trade

This class is cross-listed with LAW. LAW is the home department.

This course examines the law of international trade in goods and services, focusing principally on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). We will examine international rules concerning tariff and non-tariff barriers, discrimination, dumping, government subsidies, and safeguards. We will also study the role of regional trade systems, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Throughout the course, we will consider the relationship between trade and concerns in other areas such as environmental protection, health and safety standards, human rights, and intellectual property protection.