Academy of European Law (ERA)

Summer Course on WTO and EU Trade Law

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This summer course will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of WTO and EU trade law. The course will focus on case-studies, applying instruments and concepts learned during the presentations to trade law practice.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Date:
Jul. 6-10, 2020
Location:
Trier , Germany

  • Essential features of substantive WTO law: MFN and national treatment; tariff and non-tariff barriers; general and security exceptions; impact of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development
  • Concrete operation of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism
  • The reform of EU trade defence instruments and the proposed new EU methodology for dumping calculation: key features and novelties
  • Implementing the new Union Customs Code: main changes and challenges
  • Assessing key EU free trade agreements: evolution, adoption procedure (EU’s exclusive or shared competence) and internal structure
  • Dispute settlement mechanisms in EU FTAs: Trade Barrier Regulation (TBR), Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and Investment Court System (ICS)
Visit to the European Court of JusticeParticipants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to attend a hearing at the CJEU in Luxembourg.

The course is aimed at lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, EU officials, national civil servants and other legal practitioners seeking an introduction to WTO and EU Trade Law.

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