• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Chunlai Chen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

This course provides an introduction to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The main topics in this course include the basics of international trade theories and policies, the principles, nature, scope and structure of the WTO, the WTO's trade dispute settlement mechanism and the trade policy review mechanism, the WTO Agreements and their effects on world trade, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The course will also examine the relationships between the multilateral trading system and the preferential trading arrangements, and the issues facing the global trading system.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of what is the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including its principles, nature, scope and structure
  2. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the main Agreements, including GATT, GATS and TRIPS, and their effects on world trade
  3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the multilateral international agreements and decisions which WTO Member States are required to give effect to in developing their trade policies, legislation and practices
  4. Demonstrate a sound understanding of how the WTO works as a forum for multilateral trade negotiations, monitors national trade policies, and attempts to resolve trade disputes between Members
  5. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the relationship between the multilateral trade system and the preferential trading arrangements
  6. Demonstrate a strong ability to examine the main issues facing the global trading system

Indicative Assessment

  1. Multiple choice quizzes (20) [LO null]
  2. Short essay (30) [LO null]
  3. Final essay (50) [LO null]

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Workload

A standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

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Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
5375 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View
Online
7587 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online View

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