Title of the activity
WTO participation in TRAPCA's MSc Program Module on Legal Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy for African countries
Activity Type
TA By Others
Application Deadline Date
The activity consists of a one-week course focusing on international trade law and policy. The activity is designed to improve the knowledge of students about the WTO organizational structure more generally, and the substantive obligations and exceptions contained in the WTO covered agreements, more specifically. The course covers: (a) the relationship between WTO law and international law / domestic law; (b) WTO mechanisms for implementation, transparency, and review; (c) rules of origin; (d) the most-favoured-nation principle and the national treatment principle; (e) border management and tariff barriers to market access; (f) border management and non-tariff barriers to market access; and (g) various types of exceptions or special programs. Students enrolled in the course will learn this material through lectures, discussions, and interactions with fact patterns or case studies. At the conclusion of the course, the students will sit for an examination.

Host Country
Trade topic
Start Date
End Date
Activity Level
Main Organiser
Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA)
Target Audience
Government officials
Key Result
3. Academic institutions and other stakeholders are analysing WTO issues and reaching out to policy makers
Key Output
3.2: Courses developed by the relevant academic institutions have WTO content and students are being trained on WTO-related subjects by the WTO and its Chairs
18. Missions to Academic Institutions and other activities benefiting Academics