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Trade in Goods: Market Access

Course Description

The course introduces students to the substantive provisions of trade law relating to market access for trade in goods.

In particular, students will acquire a thorough understanding of the role of tariffs in international trade; the rules pertaining to the application of tariffs, other duties and charges and non-tariff barriers to market access and the implications of these rules for Caribbean countries.

Students will also acquire skills in interpreting the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System which is widely used to indicate the outcomes of market access negotiations on tariffs and rules of origin.

By the end of the course students will be expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to analyse actual and hypothetical Caribbean trade policies and instruments including the CARICOM Common External Tariff and Rules of Origin.