Resolving Agricultural Trade Issues through International and Regional Trade-related Agreements in the CIS Region
4 - 29 April 2016
This course aims to equip participants with a better understanding of the rules and procedures to address and resolve trade issues and concerns for agricultural products under the various trade and trade-related agreements (WTO agreements, CIS agreements and Eurasian Economic Union). It seeks to raise awareness of the different binding and non-binding mediation and dispute settlement tools and practical guidelines to identify options and design the necessary actions to ensure proper application of the trade rules affecting imports and exports of agricultural and food products. In particular, the course provides guidance on how to address trade issues specific to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.
By the end of the course, participants will be better able to:
Understand what can be done at the national level to minimize the occurrence of trade disagreements related to SPS measures;
Identify the type of trade problem and the appropriate course of action to resolve it, including consultations and mediation;
Assess whether dispute settlement procedures should be followed and determine what internal preparatory work across government agencies should be conducted in order to obtain information and evidence needed for building a case.