Regional Trade Agreements: Fall 2020

Mexico - 12 August 2019

Trade topics: Regional Integration, Trade and Environment, Trade Dispute Settlement Systems, Trade Policy

Students will analyze legal aspects of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in their historical, economic and political contexts. The principal topics include: trade in goods, trade in services, trade remedies (subsidies and dumping), foreign investment regulation, trade & environment (with an emphasis on climate change), intellectual property rights, and dispute settlement. The foundation of the course will focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA & USMCA), and the course will compare NAFTA approaches to more recent developments in other RTAs, such as the CPTPP.