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Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course covers US laws related to the application of antidumping and countervailing duties and safeguard measures. These so-called trade remedy laws are based on and consistent with the rules of the WTO. The course however does not discuss the WTO rules related to dumping, countervailing duties or safeguard measures except as they are directly relevant to the US laws. Trade remedy laws are arguably the most important, and most controversial, single area of US trade law. Certainly they are of primary importance to US industry, US importers and foreign exporters to the US. As such they are a major source of work for private law firms and the federal government agencies responsible for administering the laws. This course will begin with a discussion of the stated economic rational for these laws as well as the arguments by those who favour their abolition. The class will then read and discuss a series of specific cases. Readings will consist largely of the opinions written by the two federal agencies responsible for these cases: the International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce. Students grades will be based 80% on a final exam and 20% on a midterm exam. Grades may be raised one notch, ie from 16/20 to 17/20, based on class participation.


PATTERSON, Eliza R. (Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)

Course validation

50% Final exam In class, open book ; 50% Midterm exam in class, open book.

Required reading

A reader will be available.