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This paper introduces students to the multilateral legal rules governing international trade with particular focus on the World Trade Organisation. There will also be a focus on recent challenges to the multilateral system arising out of events including the US China trade war and the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Paper title||Special Topic: International Trade Regulation|
|Teaching period||Summer School (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$679.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,212.40|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- LLB and LLB(Hons) students (Otago) will be eligible to enrol in this paper if they meet the prerequisite regarding second-year Law papers.
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Course materials are provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of the basics of trade policy and of the objections to and sources of opposition to liberalised trade
- Knowledge of how economic and political forces have shaped trade policy in New Zealand and elsewhere and how they may shape future policy
- Knowledge of the institutional framework of international trading relations
- Knowledge of the core components of international trade rules as they affect New Zealand and its trading partners
- Knowledge of important World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement cases in areas of trade studied
- The ability to analyse the application of international trade rules to the types of factual situations that may be faced by the New Zealand government and New Zealand exporters
- The ability to adapt knowledge and understanding of WTO rules to the regional and bilateral contexts