14 Dec 2018
Global Economic Governance, 15:00 - 17:50, Silva Casa Auditorium, World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, Bern
Ehring, Lothar

National security safeguards, trade wars and WTO dispute settlement in crisis.

This lecture by Lothar Ehring, Senior Expert in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, was a part of the Global Economic Governance Seminar Series.

Seminar description:
The rules-based international trading system is facing a life-threatening crisis which risks destroying the civilizational achievement of the generation that established the WTO and its obligatory dispute settlement system after the end of the Cold War.  At risk is the rule of law in WTO law, its status and reputation within international law, and its relevance for the future.  The seminar summarised how this situation came about, and how it might be overcome – or not.  Other current trade policy challenges, concerning China, national security measures, both real and claimed, and others, provided context and introduction.

About the seminar series:
These courses consists of a number of stand-alone seminars on different aspects of global economic governance. These 2- or 3-hour seminars are taught by leading experts in the field. The purpose of the seminars is to allow students to benefit from the insights and personal experience of the experts invited, and to engage in discussions with the experts as well as among themselves on the aspects of global economic governance addressed.

Detailed information about this seminar can be found in the attachment below.

For current MILE and TRAIL+ students, this seminar is worth 1.5 ECTS.

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