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LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
Course unit
INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION TRADE LAW
GIO2045851, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI TREVISO [999TV]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION TRADE LAW
Website of the academic structure http://www.giuri.unipd.it/~giurisprudenza/FOV2-0001AD60/FOV2-0001BC46/FOV2-0001AD6B/
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch TREVISO
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge BERNARDO CORTESE IUS/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2013
End of activities 11/01/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2015/16 sede di Treviso 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 CORTESE BERNARDO (Presidente)
CHIARETTO ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
SPITALERI FABIO (Membro Effettivo)
ROSANO' ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Treviso 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 CORTESE BERNARDO (Presidente)
CHIARETTO ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
NICOLIN STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
ROSANO' ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
SPITALERI FABIO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2013/14 sede Treviso 24/10/2013 30/09/2014 CORTESE BERNARDO (Presidente)
CHIARETTO ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
NICOLIN STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
ROSANO' ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
SPITALERI FABIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: International Law is a prerequisite
The classes are held in English. Active participation is required
Target skills and knowledge: The course intends to give participants the tools to understand the main features of WTO and EU rules on international trade, and the relationships between the two systems of law. Modern International Trade Law cannot be understood, for any European Lawyer, without considering also the EU Internal Market Law, including EU Competition Law.
Examination methods: Students actually attending classes will be required to discuss of the readings assigned during the course.
Students not taking part in the classes will be required to discuss the articles and materials collected by Prof. J.H.H. Weiler, in its collection International and Regional Trade Law: The Law of the World Trade Organization, downloadable at
http://centers.law.nyu.edu/jeanmonnet/courses/wto/docs/Unit_I-The_Syntax_and_Grammar_of_International_Trade_Law.pdf
Assessment criteria: Students are expected to understand how different systems of norms, especially WTO and EU law, interact in setting up the regime of modern international trade law
Students are moreover required to deal with case law, and to understand how international and EU legal texts are applied in the case in this particular field of law
Students are moreover required to explain and discuss with other students and with the teacher the texts assigned as readings
Course unit contents: WTO – Features of the System
GATT – TBT - SPS – GATS
E(E)C and the GATT – EU and the WTO
EU Common Commercial Policy
EU Competition and Internal Market rules Affecting International Trade

The course intends to give participants the tools to understand the main features of WTO and EU rules on international trade, and the relationships between the two systems of law.
After having introduced the main features of the WTO legal order, the fields of trade in goods and services will be the object of consideration, through an analysis of the GATT, the TBT and SPS Agreements, and the GATS.
Then, the focus will be on how the EC and now the EU participate in the WTO, taking into account both organizational issues, and the role of WTO law in the EU legal system.
The main features of the EU common commercial policy will be further made the object of the study, as well as the main features of EU competition and internal market law, taking especially into account their significance for international trade.
Special attention will be paid to the transparency principle, and to the way in which it is implemented in both systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Participants will be asked to prepare classes by reading some materials assigned to them week by week, via the e-learning site of the course (to be found in elearning.unipd.it/giurisprudenza). Students will be required to actively participate in the discussion of the readings assigned during the course. Active participation is therefore a prerequisite for successfully attending the classes.
Students who won’t be able to attend the course and will still want to take the exam are invited to prepare the course by reading the collection of articles and materials by Prof. J.H.H. Weiler, International and Regional Trade Law: The Law of the World Trade Organization, downloadable at
http://centers.law.nyu.edu/jeanmonnet/courses/wto/docs/Unit_I-The_Syntax_and_Grammar_of_International_Trade_Law.pdf
Additional notes about suggested reading: In addition to materials assigned during the course - esp. for students not attending the classes

Introduction to the International Law of Trade (International Trade Law)
H. van Houtte, The Law of International Trade, London, 2002
J.H.H. Weiler , ed., The EU, the WTO and the NAFTA : towards a common law of international trade?, Oxford, 2000

J.H.H. Weiler, S. Choo, I. Feichtner, International and Regional Trade Law: The Law of the World Trade Organization, NYU 2011
http://centers.law.nyu.edu/jeanmonnet/courses/wto/docs/Unit_I-The_Syntax_and_Grammar_of_International_Trade_Law.pdf
E.U. Petersmann, The Transformation of the World Trading System through the 1994 Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, EJIL 1995, p. 161-221

J. Pauwelyn, A Typology of Multilateral Treaty Obligations: Are WTO Obligations Bilateral or Collective in Nature? EJIL 2003, p. 907-951

P. Mavroidis, Remedies in the WTO Legal System: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, EJIL 2000, p. 763-813
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)