The world trading system is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly more integrated. In addition to the growth of the WTO, there is accelerating involvement in regional trade agreements. This seminar is designed as a practical course that will assist trade officials in taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by new trade agreements, focusing on the WTO, Uruguay Round Agreements, and various regional trade agreements.

Key Topics:
  • The Fundamental Trade Rules
  • Customs Issues
  • Import Defense Measures
  • Trade and Agriculture
  • Non-Tariff Barriers
  • Developing Countries
  • Regional Trade Agreements
  • Negotiating Trade Agreements
The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 28,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days
International Law Institute
Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website: