EU AND WTO IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE:
EU and WTO in a Comparative Perspective
EU and WTO in a Comparative Perspective
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 79160
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators:
Lecturers: dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Melita Carević - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Tamara Ćapeta - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Iris Goldner Lang - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vasiljević - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
EU and WTO in a Comparative Perspective Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 79160
Lecturer Consultations Location
dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec (Lectures) Ćirilometodska 4, room 56/II kat
doc. dr. sc. Melita Carević (Lectures)

Thursdays from 10 until 11 (with a prior notice to ejpkatedra@gmail.com). 

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba Ćirilometodska 4, soba 52
prof. dr. sc. Tamara Ćapeta (Lectures) Ćirilometodska 4, room 50
prof. dr. sc. Iris Goldner Lang (Lectures) Ćirilometodska 4, room 51
izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vasiljević (Lectures)

Please shedule an apponitment at: ejpkatedra@gmail.com

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 53
Literature
Tamara Perišin; Free Movement of Goods and Limits of Regulatory Autonomy in the EU and WTO; Cambridge University Press (2008), str. (object Object)
Catherine Barnard; The Substantive Law of the EU; Oxford University Press (2013), str. (object Object)
Peter Van den Bossche, Werner Zdouc; The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization; Cambridge University Press (2012), str. (object Object)
Description
The course analyses the differences between the WTO and EU aims, structure, and membership and it investigates how these underlying differences affect the systems trade rules. Namely, the WTO and EU have quite different trade rules and even textually similar provisions are being interpreted in a different manner (e.g. Art. 34 TFEU) and Arts. III, XI GATT). The course pays special attention to the fact that the EU is a member of the WTO and it investigates mutual influences which derive from this fact. On the one hand, WTO law has certain effects within the EU (recognised by the ECJ). On the other hand, the EU and its internal market have very important external effects - they typically increase trade both within and outside its trading bloc, but it is also frequently the case that EU high standards or its complex decision-making procedures present certain obstacles to global trade which get challenged within the WTO. That is not only important for trade purposes, but also from the aspect of EU external relations. Furthermore, as a defendant within the WTO, the EU is in a position to argue cases and to advocate certain interpretations of WTO rules. In this way, the EU is actively contributing to the development of WTO law.
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

- to understand various economic, political and social circumstances in which the EU and World Trade Organisation function;

- to distinguish between the aims, structure, membership and level of homogeinity of the EU and WTO;

- to analyse and compare the scope of freedom of movement of goods in the EU and WTO; to understand the reasons and consequences of different scopes;

- to differentiate the ability of positive integration in the EU and WTO;

- to understand functioning of the EU within WTO and its influence on the development of legal practice of the Appellate Body.

Practical and Generic Skills:

Legal, practical and communication skills

- to identify a legal problem from the area of lawq of internal market and WTO law;

- to solve in various manners the same factual situations that are legally inadmissible on the basis or EU and WTO law;

- to analyse and evaluate possible contrary interpretation of provisions in the area of internal market law and WTO law, and to identify their advantages and disadvantages on the regional and global level;

- to critically evaluate legal problems in the area of internal market law and world trade taking into consideration different standpoints;

- to propose a possible future development of court practice in this area or to recommend passing of new European legislation;

- to present argumented legal opinions relevant for internal market and world trade subastantiated by legal sources;

- to articulate and express ideas in an appropriate and clear manner, in particular to construct an order of arguments and present them in a logical and legally consistent form;

- to read and understand legal materials;

- to apply communication skills in various situations

- to present arguments from the position of parties, ECJ and WTO appellate body.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

- Active and prepared participation in class

- Written examination