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030516 KU International Trade Law (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 56 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 12.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 19.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 26.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 02.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 23.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 30.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 07.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Thursday 14.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The purpose of this course is to focus on the legal order that governs the international trade in goods. This course shall explore both the policy and legal regimes that affect and govern international trade. Accordingly, it will explore the legal principles of the international trade regime and the underlying and countervailing policy rationales that affect the application of such principles. It shall therefore start with an overview and contextualization of the international trading system and the place of the WTO/GATT within that system. It shall proceed to analyze the determining institutional structures and foundational principles of the WTO/GATT regimes. In doing so it will look at: the institutional framework of the WTO/GATT, its dispute settlement mechanisms, general principles such as National Treatment, Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment, Trade Barriers, Provisions governing Quantitative Restrictions, the GATS and TRIPS, unilateral trade remedies (anti-dumping measures and countervailing duties) before finally addressing the place this system and its principles find in general international law.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a 2-hour written final examination which will be worth 80% of the final course mark (closed book exam, short essay, multiple-choice-questions).

Class participation is expected. It will be worth 30% of the final course mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants should gain a basic understanding of the main principles of GATT/WTO law.

Examination topics

This course will be taught using a combination of lectures and class discussions. It will be based on student preparation of the course materials which will be distributed in advance. These course materials structure the entire course program in the form of review questions. Students are supposed to prepare and to debate them in class as well as to contribute their own insights

Reading list

Participants of Prof. Reinisch's course International Trade Law, are expected to order a reader (per e-mail: martina.mittermayer@univie.ac.at) The reader will be available as of 11 March 2020 during our office hours (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 12:00) at our Section for International Law and International Relations, 5th floor, room 540, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna.

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