The course provides an in-depth analysis of the implementation aspects of trade defense instruments. In this context, it focuses on safeguard measures, anti-dumping and subsidies and countervailing measures. The course is cast within the regional integration context while also capturing key aspects of trade defense instruments applicability at the global trade. The course is offered in realization of the fact that most sub-Saharan African countries have low conceptualization of trade defense instruments as well as the fact that they are generally ill-equipped to make use of these instruments under potentially legitimate circumstances. Therefore, the course 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 application of the particular measure; analysis of WTO disciplines related to anti-dumping and; various anti- dumping procedures and investigations. The course will look into legal documents underpinning anti-dumping actions; how to establish whether imported goods are being dumped; how to establish whether the dumped imports are causing or threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry; how to determine the level of anti-dumping duties; procedures to be followed in initiating and conducting investigations, including the collection of information and; procedures for review and termination of anti-dumping duties.
Regarding subsidies and countervailing measures, similar procedure that regarding investigations will be closely scrutinized with exclusive focus on application aspects. The course will look into applicability of multilateral disciplines as well as unilateral use of countervailing measures to offset injury incurred from subsidized imports. It will scrutinize forms of countervailing measures as well as overall rules on the application of countervailing measures.
Last but not least, focus will be paid to Safeguards in respect of procedural aspects, conditions for application and most importantly associated investigations. The investigational aspects will include how key fact are gathered and established as well as how they are analysed. Various ways in which safeguard measures are applied will be analysed, in particular, the provisional and definitive safeguards. The course is highly applied and it will make use of case studies and simulations so as to accord participants reading deployable skills
Expected learning outcomes
- Conceptualize various trade defense instruments
- Discern and distinguish regional and international dimensions of trade defense instruments application
- Acquire hands on skills on how to carry out trade defense investigations and apply requisite measures
Fees and other costs
The fee for the programme will be payable in US dollars and will cover tuition, presentation material and other documentation. It also includes lunch and refreshments during each working day. Discounts are available for every 3 or more delegates registered from the same institution.
Venue: Arusha Tanzania.
NB: Subject to agreement with clients, the course may be offered in any other venue of convenience to participants.
Dates: 4th March – 8th March 2019.
How to apply
Prospective participants should apply through the trapca’s website www.trapca.org, or send an email to email@example.com