School Of Law

International Trade LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200639.3


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The unit being an advanced year alternate unit draws upon all of the core subjects learnt in a typical Law degree program and the skills learnt from exposure to other disciplines.

Equivalent Units
69121 - International Trade Law

200011 Contracts AND 200018 Law of Associations

About this Unit
This unit examines the legal regime governing the international exchange of goods, services and capital. The focus of the unit will be the WTO and the GATT, GATS, and TRIPS agreements with attention given to the interaction of trade and investment issues, and the interplay of law, politics and diplomacy in regulating these issues. Topics include: the international legal framework for international trade and investment, structural and transactional aspects of international trade and investment, dispute settlement, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, the impact of national and foreign trade policies on world trading activities, the role and interest of Australia as a trading nation, and trade as a political issue.

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