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QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (Sem 1)

Module description

The module examines the object and functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), its dispute settlement system and its rules on market access and non-discrimination. Topics covered include tariffs and customs rules, non-tariff barriers, national treatment, most-favoured nation and rules aimed at balancing free trade and non-trade concerns. The module provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework underpinning the multilateral trading system. On completion of the module, students should be able to advice public authorities, private companies or civil society organisations on the consistency of market access restrictions and discriminatory measures affecting international trade with WTO Law and on the remedies available for breaches of WTO Law.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination

Credits

22.5 credits

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