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International Trade Law

International Trade Law

3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020305GNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Responsible organisation
Economic Law
Educational Team:
Activities and contact hours
  • 21 contact hours Lecture
Course content



  1. Philosophy of international trade
  2. Elements and Principles of international and regional trade law
  3. Dispute Settlement
  4. Trade & Money: exchange rates, balance of payments
  5. Tariffs, MFN, regional exceptionalism
  6. Trade Policy, Health & Safety
  7. Trade Defence
  8. Trade in Services
  9. Intellectual property (TRIPS)
  10. Trade and People
Course material
  • Handbook (Required): The Regulation of International Trade, Michael Trebilcock, Robert Howse & Antonia Eliason, Routledge, 2012
Additional info

Complementary study material


  • Bernard Hoekman and Michel Kostecki, The Political Economy of the World Trading System. WTO and Beyond (2008).
  • Peter Van den Bossche & Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Programme Objectives

General competences

Learning objectives


The learning objectives of the module are:


  • A systematic understanding, critical awareness and new insights on the law and policy as the forefront of the subject.
  • Originality in the application of this knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research enquiry are used to create and develop knowledge in the subject.
  • A comprehensive understanding of how to carry out original and independent research in the area.
  • An ability to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the subject area and to advance new or critical commentaries on the subject.
  • Engage in academic debate and present their ideas and opinions in a structured and accurate manner.

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

  • SELF Paper determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the SELF Paper category, the following assignments need to be completed:

Paper with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info with regard to grading