Conducting Business Beyond Borders

The World Trading System

International trade has risen dramatically in the past 60 years, increasing interdependence among nations and creating winners and losers in its wake. In order to effectively seize opportunities and avert risks in the global market, executives and managers need a comprehensive understanding of competitive, government and regulatory forces currently shaping the marketplace at the international, national, state, and regional levels. This seminar provides participants with an historical perspective on the evolution of the world trading system and reviews in a non-technical way the principles, rules, and procedures under which the World Trade Organization (WTO) functions in order to ensure free but also fair trade. It pays special attention to the current issues that concern the United States in the world trading system, especially in its dealings with China. Finally, it focuses on the importance of international trade for the economies of Ohio and Northeast Ohio in terms of exports and major export destinations. Through lecture and case discussion, participants will identify how trends such as regionalism and multilateralism shape the global marketplace, evaluate the rise of new players, and discover the latest developments on important issues such as intellectual property rights.

Fee: Yes

Contact Information:
James Van Doren
Executive Education
james.vandoren@case.edu
Phone: 216-368-6413
Fax: 216-368-0200

Website Resources:
Conducting Business Beyond Borders
Weatherhead Executive Seminars
Monday, April 9, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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