Workshop on Dispute Settlement: Introduction to Dispute Settlement; Agreements on Antidumping, Subsidies, and Safeguards
01 - 04 June 2008

Key Issues

The objective of the UNCTAD Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property is to contribute to a permanent capacity in developing countries and countries with economies in transition as regards dispute settlement in the fields of international trade, investment and intellectual property.

To that end, workshops tailored to special needs of specific audiences are conducted. Workshops are based on the Course on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, specially compiled for UNCTAD by renowned scholars and experts.

This workshop offers a general and up-to-date review of World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement and Trade Remedies:

  • Anti-Dumping Measures

  • Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

  • Safeguards Measures


Practicing lawyers, diplomats, executives and consultants with knowledge in international trade regulation. Fluency in English is required.

Module 3.1 Overview
Module 3.6 Anti-Dumping Measures
Module 2.3 Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Module 2.4 Safeguard Measures

The workshop activities are spread over a period of four working days. The teaching method is interactive and participatory, based on a combination of lectures, exercises and case studies. This event hosts a limited number of participants from member States of the GCC. The selection of the participants is based upon the professional qualifications of applicants, and the relevance of the workshop to the work and the career of the applicants.

The programme comprises lectures and exercises on substantive and procedural disciplines contained in the various agreements, and on the jurisprudence of the panels and Appellate Body of the WTO in respect thereto. Examination of key recent disputes and commercial practice is included. Throughout, emphasis is given to the position of developing countries in general and those of the participating countries in particular.

Special features:

  • The Chinese experience on dispute settlement in Anti Dumping.

  • Parallel litigation.



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