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Free Trade Agreements and the WTO
J.D. Seminar 685 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This seminar will comprehensively address the interplay between Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and the WTO. In particular, this course will cover a detailed examination of GATT Article XXIV, including its scope, relationship to GATT Article I, and interpretive ambiguities; discussion FTAs, customs unions, and agreements permitted by the Enabling Clause; the various arguments why RTAs are stumbling blocks to multilateral trade liberalization and the counterarguments why they are, or can be, stepping stones; jurisprudential and interpretive issues, such as the potential for a jurisdictional overlaps between FTAs and the WTO; the parameters of the Enabling Clause; and the potential for a clash between FTA and WTO provisions.
Prerequisite: International Law I Recommended: International Law II, International Trade or International Trade Law, and the graduate course, International Trade Law & Regulation