International agricultural trade and policy 782

Module code LEK 782
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

WTO/GATT-1994 and agricultural related Agreements and Understandings.  Regionalism and trade blocks.  International trade and economic development.  South Africa's agricultural trade policy.  Involvement in bilateral and plurilateral agreements.  Application of international market analysis tools.  International trade and tariff statistics, trade modelling, theory and familiarity in international and regional databases.  The module covers the basic tools to understand what determines the flow of goods across countries, i.e.  international trade, and applications to a number of topics of current interest, including the debate on globalisation, free trade agreements, the SA Current account and the medium run prospects for exchange rates.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Agricultural Economics Extension and Rural Develo
Period of presentation Semester 1

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