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2011: Student Participants in Canada-India Free Trade Agreement Negotiation

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 08:30 - Friday, June 24, 2011 - 04:30

CTPL is inviting interested students to apply to our Canada-India Free Trade Negotiation Simulation this summer! 

Students have an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the preparation and negotiation of an international trade agreement. You'll be able to spend a week discussing topical trade issues and learn how trade negotiations unfold with seasoned practitioners and young professionals. An intensive 5-day simulation, the Certificate in Advanced Negotiations Skills 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 to Friday, June 24, 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 principle issues in the negotiations (Trade in Goods, including Agriculture; Services and Investment, Government Procurement, TRIPs, and Trade and Environment and Trade and Labour).

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

The week's 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 get hands on experience learning 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

Participation in the course is limited in order to provide opportunities for discussion, case studies, and other practical exercises intended to complement the presentations and readings.  

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: Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL), Carleton University, Ottawa


To apply, please complete and return the Registration Form and Statement of Interest by e-mail to Michelle Marteleira (save first and attach to email)

**If you are using a Mac, please make a separate word document for your statement of interest and attach it to your email.

For further details, or if you have questions about CTPL's training and certificate programs, 
please contact Michelle Marteleira.

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