Trade Remedies And Trade Defence Instruments
The programme provides an in-depth analysis of the implementation aspects of trade defence instruments. In this context, it focuses on safeguard measures, anti-dumping and subsidies and countervailing measures.
The programme is cast within the regional integration context while also capturing key aspects of trade defence instruments’ applicability in global trade. The programme is offered in the realization of the fact that most subSaharan African countries have a low conceptualization of trade defence instruments as well as the fact that they are generally ill-equipped to make use of these instruments under potentially legitimate circumstances.
Therefore, the programme covers a triad of instruments, namely, dumping, subsidies and countervailing measures and safeguards. Under dumping, the key areas of concentration are fact-based investigation in establishing requisite conditions for the application of the particular measure; analysis of WTO disciplines related to anti-dumping and; various anti-dumping procedures and investigations.
Officials from Trade and Trade Related Ministries and parastatals, officials from Regional Economic Communities, Negotiators, and Regional Integration Practitioners. Ministries of law including attorney general offices, ministries of foreign affairs, ministries of trade and finance etc
At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
- Discern and distinguish regional and international dimensions of trade defence instruments application;
- Acquire hands-on skills on how to carry out trade defence investigations and apply requisite measures;
- Analyze and evaluate the impact of regulatory measures on international trade;
- Identify and opining regulatory aspects of international trade in goods and improved trade defence instruments;
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of different trade defense instruments, considering their compatibility with international trade rules, potential retaliatory actions, and implications for overall trade policy objectives;
- Conduct a critical analysis of the political and economic challenges and opportunities associated with trade defense instruments, considering their implications for domestic industries, regional trade agreements, and the global trading system governed by the WTO;
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different TDIs based on their outcomes in the case studies, considering factors such as their impact on trade flows, industries, and overall market fairness.