Date: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November and 3rd December 2021
Time: 13.00 - 15.00 (UK time)
The training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The WTO has played a central role in promoting and regulating international trade liberalisation since 1994 and continues to be a major actor in global economic governance.
Delivered by leading academics, practitioners and experts in the field, the training course will offer a practical insight into the most recent developments, at a critical time for international trade law, international governance and connectivity.
By the end of the training course participants will:
Have a clear understanding of the structure, organisation and decision-making procedures of the WTO;
- Achieve a practical knowledge of the unique dispute settlement system of the WTO;
- Develop a strong practical understanding of the multilateral trading system, its fundamental principles (non-discrimination, consensus, transparency, access to dispute settlement) as well as the different agreements operating in the framework of the WTO;
- Be able to discuss the benefits and risks of trade liberalization and think critically about government's approaches in achieving trade liberalization, while continuing to pursue other public policy goals;
- Gain a critical knowledge of the policy implications of WTO's activities, and of the role of the organization in global economic governance.
Course topics and tutors
- Public International Law and WTO law
- WTO at Work and Basic Principles
- WTO Law Enforcement - Dispute Settlement and Beyond
- WTO Agreements - Trade remedies (Anti-dumping, Countervailing Measures, Safeguards)
- WTO Agreements - TBT and SPS
- WTO Agreements - Agriculture (AoA) and climate change
- WTO Agreements - Services (GATS)
- WTO Agreements - TRIPS and Government Procurement
- Regional Trade Agreements - Trade and Beyond
- WTO Emerging Issues
Format of the Course
The virtual course format will consist of a series of sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.
Pricing and Registration
The course cost per person is £700
This event is available for booking but you must be logged in before you can place a booking.Book now
Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership
- 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
- 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations
To apply for any of the group discounts please Contact Us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.
In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community. Find out more about training scholarships.
Join in the conversation @BIICL #BIICLTradeLaw
This event offers the equivalent of 20 CPD hours.
If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.
Please note that our events may be photographed or recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in recordings or photographs, please contact The Event Team to let us know ahead of the event.
Event Cancellation Policy
By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our event cancellation policy.