24 Jan 2020

Winter Academy begins with a course on WTO Law on Border Measures and Trade Facilitation

The Winter Academy is underway at the World Trade Institute (WTI). On 20-23 January we had the pleasure to welcome Professor Roy Santana who taught a course on ‘WTO Law on Border Measures and Trade Facilitation’.

The course introduced participants to the main international trade rules on market access for trade in goods, with a focus on the key border management measures.

Feedback from participants was very positive. The students particularly enjoyed the numerous practical sessions, including the case studies discussed during class.

The course started with an introduction to tariffs and tariff classification, with a practical exercise in the afternoon about the classification of chocolate. The next day Prof. Santana delivered a presentation on customs valuation and rules of origin. On the final day the course focused on the issue of WTO Schedules of concessions and changes to these. It concluded with an overview of quantitative restrictions and the new Trade Facilitation Agreement.

In the second week of the four-week Winter Academy beginning 27 January, Fernando Piérola and Edwin Vermulst will teach a course on ‘WTO Law on Anti-Dumping and Safeguard Measures’.