Course Title: Agriculture in International Trade Agreements

Course Dates: November 2 to 27, 2020

Language: the online course will be conducted in Russian language

Registration status: OPEN

Deadline: October 22, 2020

Content and Structure

The course is composed of three units, each of which comprise of two to three lessons. The first two Units are global in scope. The third Unit is a designed to cover key topics from the other two units, with a specific focus on the post-Soviet countries.

Unit 1. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)

  • Lesson 1.1. Agriculture in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the WTO AoA provisions on Market Access
  • Lesson 1.2. The WTO AoA provisions on Domestic Support and Export Competition
  • Lesson 1.3. The WTO AoA implementation and the Doha Round negotiations

Unit 2. Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) in agriculture and related WTO agreements

  • Lesson 2.1. Introduction to NTMs in agriculture, the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures
  • Lesson 2.2. The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement and other related agreements

Unit 3. Experience in implementing multilateral and regional trade agreements in post-Soviet countries

  • Lesson 3.1. WTO Agreement on Agriculture: experiences in post-Soviet countries
  • Lesson 3.2. Regional Trade Agreements of countries in the region