Majoring in International Trade Studies (MITS)

Indonesia - 30 November 2012

Background Initiated and developed under the WTO (World Trade Organization) Chairs Programme (WCP) Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Indonesia, MITS is a multi-disciplinary graduate program in international trade studies. WCP is a program introduced by The Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) WTO in 2010 to enhance capacities of developing countries academic institutes in trade studies, particularly in academic, research and outreach activities. MITS is currently administered under the Graduate Program in International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at UGM –as one of its professional academic program— in collaboration with the UGM’s Center for World Trade Studies (CWTS). It comprises faculty members originated from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture to Faculty of Economics and Business. Clusters & MITS Core Competencies
Topics developed Cluster on World Trade Dynamics: dynamics of multi-level and dimensions of world trade phenomena which include topics on Regional Trade (AFTA, APEC, ASEM or FTAs), Bilateral Trade, and Trade in Goods and Services Cluster on WTO: institutional and development of WTO arrangement which covers issues on Trade in Goods (GATT/General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), Trade in Services (GATS/General Agreement on Trade in Services), Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS/Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights), Foreign Investment (TRIMS/Trade-Related Investment Measures), Agriculture (AoA/Agreement on Agriculture), Dispute Settlement (Dispute Settlement Mechanism) and Trade Policy Review (Trade Policy Review Mechanism) Cluster on Technology for Competitiveness: technicalities and technological dimension of world trade arrangement that includes subjects on Technology Development, Product Standardization and Patents
Competencies developed Trade Negotiation and Diplomacy : comprehension of bilateral, regional and international trade relations and organizations Legal Expertise in Trade: analytical as well as practical capability in interpreting and understanding legal texts in international trade practices (especially under WTO Laws/Agreements and business contract practices) Proficiency in Economic Policy Analysis: domestic and international trade-related policy and economic mechanism Other Technical Competence in Trade: comprehension and skills on international quality standardization, etc. both in goods and services