Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Gklavinis
Course ID100001679

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• The students acquire up-to-date knowledge of the current challenges facing the World Trade Organization. • The students understand and are able to engage in debate on advanced legal issues related to the World Trade Organization. • The students can critically assess the relationship between WTO obligations and the protection of other economic and non-economic values and interests. • The students can identify international trade law issues arising from fictional case studies dealing with the topics covered in this course and apply the legal framework to these problems. • The students are able to form a reasoned legal opinion evaluating true-to-life international trade problems. • The students are able to write well-motivated legal opinions analyzing international trade problems and to present these orally in class.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This in-depth course deals with fundamental topics of international trade law. Building upon the basic knowledge of the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), this course explores the challenging topics τhat are at the core of current trade policy, in a world of complex interdependence in global value chains, increasing economic nationalism and unilateralism and proliferating preferential trade agreements. In particular, this course addresses the following: 1) Issues of WTO dispute settlement (on the crisis of the WTO dispute settlement system and the way forward). Economic policy exceptions (on the WTO rules that govern safeguard measures and regional trade agreements).Rules on anti-dumping measures (on the WTO rules governing the permissible response to dumping as a form of unfair trade). 2) Rules on subsidies and countervailing duties (on the WTO rules governing subsidization and the permissible response to subsidization as a form of unfair trade). 3) Rules on technical barriers to trade (on WTO rules governing technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures). 4) Rules on sanitary and phytosanitary measures (on WTO rules governing national food-safety measures and measures to protect against health risks from pests or diseases). 5) The future of the rules-based multilateral trading system (on the current challenges faced by the rules-based multilateral system for trade and the way forward).
international trade law, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of Information and Communication Technologies in teaching and evaluation of students, as well as in workshop training [eLearning (Moodle)]. Also, students may contact the teaching staff via e-mail.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written and oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
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