2011 WTO AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
||MAY 30 - JUN 10, 2011
The world trading system has undergone massive changes in the last decade. The creation of the WTO and the development of enforceable international rules governing trade in services, intellectual property rights, and goods have vastly expanded the scope and effectiveness of the system. While multilateral negotiations have stalled because of complications during the Doha Round, countries around the world have accelerated their involvement in regional trade agreements. This seminar will examine the implications of these developments, providing a careful analysis of the WTO, the Uruguay Round Agreements, and a detailed study of regional trade agreements.
Experienced senior government trade officials, leading academics, practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations will teach techniques for negotiating trade agreements. Particular attention will be directed at increasing the effectiveness of developing country participation in WTO and regional dispute settlement proceedings.
Practitioners from the public and private sectors involved in negotiating and ensuring compliance with regional and international trade agreements.
The Fundamental Trade Rules
Import Defense Measures
Trade and Agriculture Non-Tariff Barriers
Trade and Government Procurement; Trade in Services; Trade and Intellectual Property; Dispute Settlement
Economics of Trade; Investment Issues; The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures; Bilateral Investment Treaties; Trade and the Environment Regional Trade Agreements
The GATT/WTO rules on RTAs
The economics and politics of RTAs
Scope of RTAs
Rules of origin
Advantages and disadvantages of RTAs
Negotiating Trade Agreements
Patrick Macrory is Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center. He was a senior partner in two of Washington's largest law firms, and has practiced trade law for more than forty years. He has taught international trade law at universities in Tokyo, Washington and London, and has written extensively on the subject. He was Editor-in-Chief of a major new multi-volume work on the WTO, published by Springer in 2005.