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Trade Law (LAWS 5123)

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The public international and United States law regulating international trade. (The private law of international trade and investment is dealt with in International Business Transactions, LAWS 354.) It includes the economic theory of international trade (although no exposure to a course in economics in secondary or undergraduate education is necessary) as well as a legal examination of issues regulating global and regional (e.g., the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, EEC) international trade. Primary emphasis is on the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as such United States legislation implementing the GATT as antidumping and countervailing duties legislation and escape clause relief. The roles of trade and aid are also explored, as well as U.S. legislation affecting the transfer of resources to less developed countries.


Juscelino Colares

Prof. Juscelino Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Co-Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Director of the JD/MA Political Science Program at Case Western Reserve University. Besides trade law, Colares teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and a variety of courses on business and regulatory law.


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