Fall/Winter Timetable


Undergraduate Course Code: LAW285H1F

International Trade Regulation


This seminar will explore the regulatory framework governing international trading relations. It will begin with the economic theory of international trade and in particular the case for free trade, then examine the politics of trade policy and objections and sources of opposition to free trade. The following topics will be examined: international economic institutions, the Bretton Woods System, the GATT/WTO, NAFTA, international regulation of tariffs, national tariff administration, the principles of nondiscrimination (most favoured nation and national treatment) with a special focus on antidumping regulation, subsidies and countervailing duties, safeguards, adjustment assistance, trade and agriculture, trade in services, trade-related investment measures, trade-related intellectual property rights, trade and health and safety, trade, labour and human rights standards, trade and the environment and trade and development.

LIMITED ENROLMENT: Priority is given to students in the MAIR and MAIR/JD program.

Format and Requirements

Students will be required to write 500 to 750 word (two to three page) comments on selected readings for five of the classes (50%) and a 3750 word (15 page) paper on an issue of their choosing (50%). Students who write a Supervised Upper Year Research Paper in this course will be required to write a reduced number of comments (2).