This course provides an overview of the rules of international trade and the organizations that are involved in drafting, implementing and administering them. It presents the main purposes of international rules of trade, the benefits of adhering to them and the various institutions which enforce them, with a particular focus on their impact with regard to exporters. Finally, it examines the concept of trade facilitation and why it is important for SMEs who trade, or aim to trade, internationally.
- Module 1: Why Are There Rules in International Trade?
- Module 2: What Kinds of Rules are Needed in International Trade?
- Module 3: What Role do Trade Agreements Play?
- Module 4: What are Non-tariff Barriers, and How Can They Be Minimized?
- Case study