JANUARY - APRIL 2005



COURSE MATERIALS

 


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Reading Materials


Unit 1

International Trade Law Introduction

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Go to the WTO streaming video page and watch:
    A Virtual Tour of the WTO (27 min)

  2. Read in Bhala text pages 127-41

  3. If you have no prior knowledge of public international law, watch the streaming video for unit 1 (International Law Backgrounder)


Unit 2

Free Trade, Pro & Con

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read in Bhala text pages 1-35, 79-98

  2. Go to the Stanford Hoover Institute website for its Uncommon Knowledge series and watch streaming video of the program Trading Places, June 14, 2002 (Walden Bello & Jagdish Bhagwati on free trade)

  3. [Optionally, red hots may also want to look at Chapter 5 of S. Suranovic, International Trade Theory & Policy, an online text, or  D. Driessen, What is Free Trade: The Real Issue Lurking Behind the Trade & Environment Debate]


Unit 3

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Most Favored Nations (MFN) & Non-Discrimination

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Look at the language of GATT/WTO Agreement Articles I & II

  2. Read in Bhala text pages 249-315,

  3. Go to the WTO streaming video page and watch:
    Basic Principles of the WTO System (68 min)

  4. [Optionally, red hots may also want to look at A. Yanai, The Function of the MFN Clause in the Global Trading System]


Unit 4

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Most Favored Nations (MFN) & Non-Discrimination:  Part 2

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

 

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Look at the language of GATT/WTO Agreement Article III

  2. Read in Bhala text pages 423-98

  3. Go to the UNESCO Culture, Trade and Globalization webpage and read the Q & A.

  4. What do you think about UNESCO's plans for a draft convention to preserve cultural diversity (check link)?

  5. What do you think newer media (streaming video and audio) over the internet does to ideas about cultural exceptionalism, looking at both the regulatory side (consult as example an Australian parliamentary report), the diversity of channels you can find simply looking at webcast listings on Realplayer guide, and then ask yourself whether it matters that all this online content is digital?


Unit 5

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Rules of Origin & Custom Law

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

1


Unit 6

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Non-Tariff Barriers &
"Fair Trade" : Part 1

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

1


Unit 7

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Non-Tariff Barriers &
"Fair Trade" : Part 2

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

1


Unit 8

Basic GATT/WTO Pillars:
Exceptions

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Look at text of broad exceptions to GATT/WTO obligations
    (GATT articles XIX, XX, XXI, XXIV, XXV)

  2. Read Bahala pages 579-616, 1117-31, 1165-7


Unit 9

Doha Declaration &
Aglicultural Trade

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Bahala pages 685-732

  2. Read the following documents on the WTO website:
    Doha Ministerial Declaration of November 14, 2001 http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min01_e/mindecl_e.htm

    Doha Declaration Explained
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/dohaexplained_e.htm

    Understanding the WTO:  Agriculture, A Fairer Market for Farmers
    http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/agrm3_e.htm

  3. Watch the following World Bank B-SPAN video 09/16/2003 Overview of the Current WTO Agricultural Negotiations
    http://info.worldbank.org/etools/bSPAN/presentationView.asp?EID=452&PID=862

  4. Listen to 06/08/04 Cato Institute Policy Forum Down on the Fram:  Assessing the Prospects for Global Agricultural Trade Liberalization
    http://www.cato.org/realaudio/cpf-06-08-04.ram


Unit 10

Doha Declaration &
Services Liberalization

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Bahala pages 733-69

  2. Read the following documents on the WTO website:

    Services Negotiations:  The New Negotiations http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/s_negs_e.htm

  3. Explore the Services Trade page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/serv_e.htm

  4. Watch the following WTO video David Hartridge, The General Agreement on Services (GATS) on the WTO general video access page
    http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/webcas_e/webcas_e.htm#gats


Unit 11

TRIPS & Singapore Issues :
Investment, Competition Policy, Government Procurement &
Trade Facilitation

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Bahala pages 770-816, 1175-1223

  2. Read the following documents on the WTO website:
    Singapore Ministerial Declaration of December 13, 1996 (especially paragraphs 20-22)
    http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min96_e/wtodec_e.htm

    Understanding the WTO:  Investment, Competition, Procurement, Simpler Procedures http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/bey3_e.htm

  3. Explore the Trade and Investment page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/invest_e/invest_e.htm

    Explore the Competition Policy page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/comp_e/comp_e.htm


  4. Watch the World Bank B-SPAN video 09/25/03 Trade facilitation and Global Economic Prospects:  Beyond the WTO Agenda
    http://info.worldbank.org/etools/bSPAN/presentationView.asp?EID=457&PID=880

  5. Explore the TRIPs materials page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/trips_e.htm

  6. Watch the following WTO video Adrian Otten, The Trade Related Intellectual property Rights Agreement (TRIPs) Tapes 1 & 2 on the WTO general video access page
    http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/webcas_e/webcas_e.htm#trips


Unit 12

Antidumping & Countervailing Duties

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Bahala pages 817-90, 1045-92

  2. Read On the Spread and Impact of Anti-dumping (NBER)
    http://www.nber.org/digest/apr00/w7404.html?tools=printit

  3. Read the following documents on the WTO website:
    Understanding the WTO:  Antidumping, Subsidies, Safeguards:  Contingencies, etc.
    http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/agrm8_e.htm

  4. Explore the Anti-dumping page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/adp_e/adp_e.htm

  5. Explore the Sudsidies and counterveiling measures page
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/scm_e/scm_e.htm


Unit 13

Trade/Environment Overlap & Dispute Resolution

David Linnan
Univ of South Carolina
School of Law

[pdf]

[ppt]

  1. Read Bahala pages 214-46, 1589-1664

  2. Read the following documents on the WTO website:
    Explore Environment backgrounder:  Trade and the Environment at the WTO
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/envir_e/envir_backgrnd_e/contents_e.htm

  3. Watch the World Bank B-SPAN video 06/19/01 Dirty Exports and Environmental Regulation
    http://info.worldbank.org/etools/bSPAN/presentationView.asp?EID=272&PID=556

  4. Understanding the WTO:  Settling Disputes
    http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/disp1_e.htm

  5. Watch the following WTO video Cases Studies of WTO Dispute Settlement [environmental] on the WTO general video access page http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/webcas_e/webcas_e.htm#intro

 

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