PROGRAMME/Courses overview

China EU Trade

China EU Trade Relations in Legal Perspective


  

This course is available:        

CCSP Summer Sessions (course starts: July 23, 2018, course ends: August 3, 2018)

 

Course leaders:                     

Prof. dr. Linda Senden & Prof.dr. Sybe de Vries (Utrecht University)

                  

Credits:                           

4 ECTS

 

Course fees Summer Sessions:    

13.200 CNY

 

More information:                

studyinchina@edvance-international.com

 

Apply now:

https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/law-economics/china_eu_trade_relations_in_legal_perspective

 

Course description

China and the European Union are two of the biggest traders in the world. Currently, China is the EU's 2nd trading partner and the EU is China's biggest trading partner. China and EU now trade more than €1 billion a day which amounts to the second largest economic cooperation in the world. This trade cooperation does not happen in a legal vacuum but functions in a complex legal framework including the rules regarding inter alia the access to the EU’s single market, anti-defense measures which can be imposed on Chinese products and the rules concerning the functioning of the WTO’s dispute settlement.


This course takes a legal approach to the study of the relationship between the EU and third countries and underlying values and approaches, with a specific focus on the EU’s trade policy and law with China. The course aims at enabling students to critically understand the EU as an international organization and analyses the legal developments surrounding trade relationships between the EU and China.


The first part of the course will start with an introduction to the EU, its institutional structure, judicial powers and legal principles and regulatory approaches that are necessary to understand the functioning of the EU as an international organization. This forms the basis for next discussing the external powers of the EU and the different legal ways in which it engages in relations with third countries.

In the second part of the course, attention will be paid specifically to the particular trading rules of the EU which shape its trade relation with China.  Specific topics include the construct and principles of the EU’s single market; EU Common Commercial Policy; EU trade defence measures; EU competition rules and access to justice in the EU. 

 

Examination & grading

-          Active participation in lectures and workshops 20 %

-          Individual research paper 50 %

-          Paper presentation in class 30 %

 

Student profile/target group

Students of the social sciences, including economics and business, political sciences, European studies, history, culture studies and sociology. A wide range of interests will help, but no specific expertise is required.

 

Course Requirements

·         Attendance during all sessions

·         Active participation in lectures and tutorials

·         Presentation and research paper

 

Reading

A course reader will be distributed digitally before the start of the programme.

 

Course structure

The course is based on interactive lectures. Participation, discussion and individual presentations by each student will constitute a central part in this course. Attendance is mandatory, and students are expected to complete all required readings prior to class meetings and to actively participate in class discussion. Absence without legitimate reasons will lead to deduction in scores for participation and discussion. Each student is expected to write a research paper on a chosen topic and give a short presentation in one of the classes.

There will also be two site-visits organized, preferably to the European Chamber of Commerce and the EU Delegation to China, so as to get an insight in the practical shaping of EU-China (trade) relations

 

Application deadline

1 June 2018

 

Apply now:

https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/law-economics/china_eu_trade_relations_in_legal_perspective

 

Resume Course Director / Lecturers

Professor Linda Senden studied international law (1992), European Studies (1992) and Dutch law (1996) at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her doctorate degree in law in 2003 at Tilburg University for her thesis on Soft law in European Community Law. Its relationship to legislation (Hart Publishing, 2004).

She was lecturer in European law at the University of Amsterdam (1992-1993) and Tilburg University (from 1994 onwards), where she was later appointed professor of EU law (2004). She joined the Law Department and Europa Instituut of Utrecht University in 2011, where she holds the chair in EU law. She has been visiting professor at the University of Michigan, University of Connecticut, the National University of Singapore, Koç University (Istanbul), University of Rijeka (Croatia), University of Vilnius (Lithuania), University of Aruba and University of Konstanz (Germany).

In her research she focuses on the institutional and constitutional dimension of EU law, with a specific interest in regulatory and enforcement aspects of the European integration process, in its interaction with the national legal orders. 

Sybe de Vries (1970) is full professor of EU Single Market Law and Fundamental rights and since 2012 the Jean Monnet Chair. His research and his education focus on EU Single market law and the interconnection between EU free movement law and fundamental rights. He is the Academic Director of the Utrecht Centre of Global Challenges - UGlobe, which is an international, interdisciplinary platform for research and education, centered around the theme of a contested global order and focusing on conflict & security, human rights, sustainability and development & equity.

Sybe is a honourary judge at the District Court of Rotterdam. He is also a board member of the Netherlands Association for European Law and of the editorial boards of the Journal for European and Economic law (SEW) and the Netherlands journal for Human Rights (NTM/NJCM-bulletin).


Course schedule

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Session 1: Lecture: Introduction -   The idea and construction of the EU

 

Readings:

 

13.00-17.00

Self-study   / critical reading


 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: The role of the law in European integration

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial   on Monday & Tuesday’s materials


15.00-17.00

Self-study   / critical reading


 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: Foundational legal   principles of the EU, including fundamental rights

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial on Wednesdays’ materials


15.00-17.00

Self-study   / critical reading








Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

LectureEU external relations law and the EU-China   relationship

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial on Thursday’s materials


15.00-17.00

Self-study   / critical reading


 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: Judicial   protection, enforcement and external impact of EU principles

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial on Thursday’s materials



 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

Afternoon



 

Monday, July 30,   2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: Introduction to EU trade   policy: the Common Commercial Policy 

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial  on Monday’s  Literature


15.00-17.00

Self-study   / critical reading


 

Tuesday, July 31,   2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: The Common Commercial Policy   and beyond

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial on Tuesday’s materials


15.00-17.00

Self-study/critical reading


                                                                                                                    

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: EU   internal market and its external effects

Readings:

 

13.00-15.00

Tutorial on Wednesday’s materials


15.00-17.00

Self-study/critical reading


 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-12.00

Lecture: Extraterritorial effects of EU   competition law regime


13.00-17.00

Self- study on exam materials


 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Time

Programme

Comments

09.00-10.00

Lecture: Dispute settlement and access   to justice in trade-related cases 


11.00-17.30

Free time


18.00-20.00

Farewell dinner & graduation ceremony

17.30hrs: