Summer Course on WTO and EU Trade Law

ERA Conference Centre
Metzer Allee 4
Trier, Germany

This summer course will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of WTO and EU trade law as well as EU investment law. The course will focus on case-studies, applying instruments and concepts learned during the presentations to trade law practice.

Renato Antonini and Eva Monard’s main topic of discussion will be Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) along with other related topics, such as:

  • Anti-dumping & anti-subsidy (I): dumping, subsidies, and injury;
  • Anti-dumping & anti-subsidy (II): causation, Union interest, and procedure;
  • EU Free Trade Agreements and sectoral agreements: overview of new EU FTAs; new topics outside WTO negotiations
  • Workshop: The impact of dumping calculations for China

Other key topics of discussion of the summer course will be:

  • Key features of substantive WTO law: MFN and national treatment; tariff and non-tariff barriers; general and security exceptions; impact of human rights, environmental protection, and sustainable development; dispute settlement mechanism
  • Concrete operation of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism
  • The reform of EU trade defence instruments and the new EU methodology for dumping calculation: key features and novelties
  • Implementing the new Union Customs Code: main changes and challenges
  • Assessing key existing and forthcoming EU free trade agreements and the impact of the CJEU’s Opinion 2/15
  • Dispute settlement: proposal for a new investment court system, proposal for a new FDI screening mechanism
  • EU bilateral investment agreements
  • Brexit and trade: key challenges and legal issues


Registration for this event is required. Visit the ERA website to register.

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