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Global Trade Law - BUSL305

This unit provides an introduction to the legal rules, fundamental principles and institutional framework of trade transactions at international level. The aim of this unit is to acquaint students with the legal regime governing international trade in goods, services and intellectual property rights (IPRs). It focuses on key World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements and provides insights into some major concepts, principles and rules of international trade law. It also examines the scope, functions and efficiency of the WTO. The interaction of international trade, investment and monetary issues and the interplay of global trade law, politics and international relations in regulating these issues are covered in this unit. Topics addressed include evolution and institutionalisation of international trade law, fundamental principles and exceptions to the GATT-WTO legal regime, trade in goods, services (GATS) and intellectual property rights (TRIPS), rules on regional and bilateral preferential trade arrangements, trade remedies such as safeguards, anti-dumping and countervailing measures, and the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. It also encompasses major critical analysis of contemporary issues such as the legal protection of foreign direct investment, labour standards, environment and human rights, which are substantially interlinked with the regulation of international trade.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Accounting and Corporate Governance staff

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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