Survey of International Trade Law

Semestre Semestre 1
Crédits ECTS 5


Make the students understand the various types of trade relationship, their sources, their objectives and the outputs.


Presentation of the legal framework governing the trade relations between States, and States and Regional Organizations like the European Union. Analysis of the various types of trade relationships (unilateral measures, bilateral and multilateral agreements...), how they are negotiated, the policy agenda lying behind them and their traditional content. The role of trade in the allocation of wealth and in the global economy will be analyzed, as well as the most critical issues affecting trade relations. The global framework of the WTO will also be addressed, though another specific and detailed course is dedicated to the organization.