11 Jul 2017

Successful WTI-CWS Joint Academy held in India

The fourth edition of the WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy took place from 5 to 30 June at the premises of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in New Delhi.

The Academy was jointly organised by the World Trade Institute and the Centre for WTO Studies of the IIFT.  Thirty-one law students from more than 15 different law schools from all over India as well as legal practitioners from India and Afghanistan participated in this year’s programme.

The four-week Academy consisted of courses on Basic Rules of WTO Law, Investment Law, SPS and TBT, the Agreement on Agriculture, Dispute Settlement, Trade and IPR, Trade in Services, The Law and Policy of Trade Remedies and Current WTO Issues. The different modules were taught jointly by WTI faculty members and members of different Indian institutions.

The teachers reported that the Academy was a great success, not least due to the very active and promising group of students who participated.

The Swiss embassy in Delhi hosted a reception on 15 June to mark the staging of the fourth Joint Academy. It featured a trade lecture by WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche on The World Trade Organization in the Face of Anti-Globalisation and Economic Nationalism.