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MGX5780 - Principles and practices of the WTO

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Paul Kalfadellis


Not offered in 2007


This unit covers the operations of the World Trade Organisation. Explanation of the beginnings and basic principles of the GATT and the relevance to the WTO Agreement. Current disputes are concerned with the non-respect of basic GATT/WTO principles. GATT as a de facto international organisation and the steps towards the conclusion of the Uruguay Round. The WTO is examined as a new and formal international organisation, the legal structure of its various agreements and its accession process. The substantive rules of the specific multilateral agreements negotiated during the Uruguay Round including those on agriculture, textiles, subsidies, dumping and safeguards.


Individual presentation (4000 words): 20%
Group assignment (3000 words): 30%
Individual assignment (5000 words): 50%

Contact hours

Block mode


Students must have completed 24 points at 9000-level.