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2011: Reading Material for Canada-India Free Trade Agreement Negotiation Simulation

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 09:00 - Friday, June 24, 2011 - 17:00


Course Dates:    June 20 - 24, 2011

Lead instructor: Terry Collins-Williams - CTPL Senior Associate and Former Deputy Chief Negotiator for Canada for the Doha Round of trade negotiations at the WTO

Location: Dunton Tower, Room 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa. Please see the campus map for details.

Parking and Transportation: The most accessible parking lot for Dunton Tower is the Library Parking lot, which can be found here. It is easiest to access this road from Colonel By Drive. Parking rates can be found here. Please note there is major construction on Campus Avenue, so be prepared for minor delays. 

Alternatively, there are three bus routes which stop at campus: Route 4, Route 7, and Route 117. Bus tickets can be purchased at most convenience stores as well as on campus. The OC Transpo website is a helpful tool for navigating Ottawa on public transit. 


An intensive five-day simulation, the Certificate in Advanced Negotiations Skills will give participants an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in the preparation and negotiation of a forward-looking international trade agreement. This course explores the fundamentals of trade negotiation strategy and trade policy formulation in the context of a simulated Canada-India Free Trade Negotiation. The simulation will run this summer from Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24th, 2011, after which participants will obtain a Certificate in Advanced Negotiations Skills.

This simulation is based on the current agenda for the Canada-Indian negotiations. For the purposes of the simulation, course participants will be divided between two teams, one representing Canada and the other India. The goal will be for the participants to draft and agree on a negotiated text of a bilateral trade agreement setting out approaches to the principal issues in the negotiations (Trade in Goods, including Agriculture; Services and Investment, TRIPs, and Trade and Environment, Labour and Development).

Each team will be assigned a coach who will advise the team on preparation, substantive issues, and strategies.

Course content will focus on: 

  • International trade commitments and implementation
  • Trade negotiation skills
  • Critical trade policy issues such as: intellectual property, services, environment, labour, and competition policy

Participants will learn how to:

  •  Negotiate trade agreements
  •  Work with a team to build and sustain a consensus for trade policy objectives
  •  Communicate with domestic and foreign audiences


Schedule and Overview (PDF, 669 KB).



1. EDC Country Profile - India  (PDF, 91 KB)

2. WTO Country Profile - India (PDF, 79 KB)

3. World Bank Country Profile - India (PDF, 59 KB)

4. Global Trade Negotiations - Canada Profile (PDF, 75 KB)

5. WTO Country Profile - Canada (PDF, 95 KB)

6. India and Canada - A New Era of Cooperation (PDF, 147 KB)

7. Canada-India Joint Study (PDF, 4.14 MB)

8. Online Resources  (MS Word, 30 KB)

For any further inquiries please contact Michelle Marteleira
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