The general objective of the Course is to train 40 Argentine students in the strategic area of international trade law and policy, promoting the development of professional and academic resources in the country.
International trade law and policy is an area of key importance for Argentina's development, of relevance to many other developmentally significant policy areas. For example, the promotion of exports of goods and services, the development of value chains, regulating and promoting electronic commerce, the protection of health and the environment, the promotion of investments, and the protection of intellectual property rights. All those topics are impacted by international trade law and are fundamental aspects for broadening Argentina’s integration to the world. A deep knowledge of international trade law and policy allows to better promote these fundamental goals.
Despite the importance of trade law to Argentina, there are comparatively few resources in the country for disseminating it. Persons with knowledge and experience in this area of law and policy in Argentina are concentrated in specialized government agencies and in a handful of private institutions. Therefore, the training of Argentine students by leading professionals and academics in the field of international trade law and policy will reinforce existing capacity on the subject in Argentina and ultimately form a necessary tool for the development of the country.
In summary, this project will consist of advising, organizing and developing an intensive postgraduate program of the highest academic excellence with virtual and in-person components.