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751-2402-00L  Agricultural Trade Agreements

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersJ. Niklaus
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

AbstractThe course focuses on the legal aspects of agricultural trade agreements.
Objective1. The students shall be able to understand the legal framework of agricultural trade agreements.

2. The course aims at analyzing legal, political and economic aspects of agricultural trade regulations.

3. Special emphasis is placed on the ongoing negotiations on an agricultural free trade agreement between Switzerland and the European Union.

- Overview on the international economic system

- Political and legal aspects of agricultural trade agreements

- Motivation and origin of agricultural trade agreements

- Implementation and monitoring of agricultural trade agreements

- Impact-analysis of statal, parastatal and private trade barriers

- Reduction and elimination of statal, parastatal and private trade barriers

- Case study 1: WTO Doha Round

- Case study 2: Agricultural free trade agreement Switzerland-EU

- Case study 3: Implementation of the Cassis de Dijon Principle in Switzerland
Lecture notesHandouts (power point slides)