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2012: STRATEGIC TRADE POLICY IN CONTEXT: CANADA-CARICOM SELECTED ISSUES

Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 13:00 - Friday, January 20, 2012 - 16:00

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This is a policy-oriented course that focuses on developing practical skills on strategic thinking, policy formulation, and international trade negotiations. Participants will learn how to:

  • Design and implement an effective international trade strategy
  • Interpret and understand trade policy economics
  • Build and sustain a consensus on trade policy objectives
  • Prepare for and negotiate a bilateral trade agreement between Canada and a key trading partner for Canada.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The first two weeks of the course will focus on how to design and implement a politically viable international trade strategy. The course will combine lectures with case studies, presentations and discussions on the fundamentals of international trade agreements, trade policy formulation, and building consensus on strategic priorities within and outside government.

During the third week, students will participate in a simulation of a negotiation of a Canada-CARICOM trade and development agreement. Students will be divided into two teams to represent Canada and CARICOM. Under the supervision of coaches, students will be required to plan negotiating mandates and strategies. They will also draft various statements and texts to be presented during the simulation. This simulation will provide students with an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in the preparation and negotiation of a forward-looking international trade and development agreement.

Students will also benefit from presentations by experienced Canadian negotiators. 

A syllabus for this course is available here


COURSE DETAILS

CLASSES        Tuesday January 3 – Fri. January 6, 2012                         FTX 106            1:00 - 4:00 PM

                        Monday January 9 – Fri. January 13, 2012                        FTX 106            1:00 - 4:00 PM

                        Monday January 16 – Thurs., January 19, 2012                Barbados           9:00 am - 5:00 PM

LECTURES

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Please note that these presentations are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License.

READINGS

The following texts were suggested as required reading for this course. Some of these, as well as other recommended readings, are also available as one download from the CTPL Dropbox here (note the file is quite large, 81.2MB).

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Part Two of the WTO Guide to the Uruguay Round
  • Terry Collins-Williams and Gerry Salembier, "International Disciplines on Subsidies - The GATT, the WTO and the Future Agenda,"Journal of World Trade, vol 30 n 1, February 1996 (handout).
  • Terry Collins-Williams, "The Evolution of Anti-Dumping in a Globalising Economy", in David Stewart, ed., Opportunities and Obligations: New Perspectives on Global and US Trade Policy, (Boston: Kluwar Law International, 2009) (online).

Thursday, January 5, 2012 

  • Michael J. Trebilcock and Robert Howse, The Regulation of International Trade, Third Edition (New York: Routledge, 2005); specifically Chapter 11. For uOttawa students, available on reserve or through electronic resource at the law library.
  • World Bank Group, "The Impact of Intel in Costa Rica" (United States of America: World Bank Group, 2006) (online). 

Friday, January 6, 2012 

  • Michael J. Trebilcock and Robert Howse, The Regulation of International Trade, Third Edition (New York: Routledge, 2005); specifically Chapters 3, 13. For uOttawa students, available on reserve or through electronic resource at the law library. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

  •  Review and prepare for the WTO agriculture exercise for tomorrow's class.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

  • Michael J. Trebilcock and Robert Howse, The Regulation of International Trade, Third Edition (New York: Routledge, 2005); specifically Chapter 11. For uOttawa students, available on reserve or through electronic resource at the law library. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

  • Review assigned handouts.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

  • Chantal Blouin, Daniel Poon and Ann Weston, "Special and Differential Treatment in the Doha Development Agenda - Canadian Perspectives" (The North-South Institute: Ottawa, October 2005) (online). 

Friday, January 13, 2012

  • Barbados course pack available for download here (2MB).