International Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement (3520)

This course explores the rules and policy underpinnings of the global system of trade in goods and services. It examines the global trade rules of the World Trade Organization and contrasts them with the NAFTA regional trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico. It will explore key issues like dumping, illegal subsidies, unfair trade, foreign investment and the theft of intellectual property rights. In addition to understanding the basic rules, students will have the opportunity to contrast the different dispute resolution mechanisms and analyze the extent to which each approach helps or hinders free trade. 

Course Details

  • Credits: 3