• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Economic Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This is an advanced course for students who have completed LAWS8229 International Trade Law.

The term ‘trade remedies’ refers to the three traditional fields of law relating to the imposition of Antidumping Duties (to respond to injury caused by firms exporting below their selling price in their home market), Countervailing Duties (to respond to injury caused by imports that have benefitted from subsidies from foreign governments) and Safeguards Measures (to respond to injury caused by unexpected increases in the volume of imports). 

This course studies the rules under the World Trade Organization in these three areas and also studies how the domestic law of some selected Member states (including Australia and the USA) apply ADD, CVD and safeguards under their domestic law.  It will focus on the way that the WTO rules constrain the way that individual Member State apply ADD, CVD and Safeguards.  The section on antidumping duties covers the calculation of the dumping margins, and some evidentiary and procedural aspects (eg., use of best available evidence, dealing with confidential information). The section on countervailing duties cover issues relating to the definition of subsidies and the calculation of per unit benefits.  The section on safeguards analyses the requirements of increased imports and the admissibility of evidence on the public interest.  Then we consider the issues relating to assessing injury and causation of injury which arise in the context of all three areas of trade remedies law.  We conclude by reviewing the significant issues that have arising in negotiations in the WTO to reform WTO rules on trade remedies. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge and conceptual understanding of the specialised area of trade law known as trade remedies law required for professional practice;
  2. Demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in researching WTO law relating to trade remedies;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the way that the exceptions for trade remedies fit within the overall WTO system;
  4. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of the provisions of WTO law related to: a) Antidumping Duties; b) Countervailing Duties ; and c) Safeguards measures;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to advise how the abovementioned parts of WTO law apply to fact situations;
  6. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the variables relevant to the way that the 3 areas of trade remedies law are implemented in domestic law of individual countries;
  7. Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the WTO law and domestic law on trade remedies by planning and executing independent legal research.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Take Home Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  2. Research Essay (5,000 words). (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses or five 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL); OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Participants must have completed Principles of International Law (LAWS8182) or equivalent.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
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