Advocacy and Trade Policy Reform

Course description


This course introduces participants to trade policy from the perspective of exporting enterprises. It covers the ways in which trade policy matters to enterprises along different stages of the value chain, as well as the ways and reasons in which TSIs influence policy making and reform processes on behalf of enterprises. This requires an understanding of the value chain of exporting enterprises and an ability to recognise the policy instruments that affect each part of the value chain.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Analyse trade policy issues and the ways in which they affect the competitiveness of enterprises across the value chain; and
Apply strategies to enable TSIs to influence trade policy making and reform process


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Introduction to Trade Policy (L010)
Lecture 2
Trade Policy Instruments (L011)
Case Study Exercise 1 (C014)
Analysis of issues that affect competitiveness
Lecture 3
The Role of the TSI (L012)
Case Study Exercise 2 (C015)
Application of strategies to influence trade policy reform
Certificate of Completion
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
To be announced...
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Giles Chappell

Devika Rajeev

Ana Coelho

trade value chains trade policy policy instruments competitiveness policymakers reform process advocacy