University of Technology Sydney

76013 World Trade Law

Requisite(s): ( 70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law OR ((76006c Public International Law OR 70108c Public International Law OR 76110c Introduction to Public International Law) AND 70110 Introduction to Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 77716 International Trade Law


The rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) underpin the conduct of international trade in about 160 countries and have direct relevance for governments, businesses and individuals. The WTO rules cover not just customs and tariffs, but also agriculture, industry development, quarantine and health, and environmental protection. This is a specialist subject on the WTO.

The second half of the subject focuses on the Australian application of trade rules and domestic and international laws governing international transactions. On completion of this subject, students have a developed understanding of the basic legal principles underpinning the multilateral trading system; the key agreements; the dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO; and its institutional structure and the decision-making processes. Students also have an understanding of the application of the law to international transactions.

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