Post Qualification Course in 'International Trade Laws & World Trade Organisation' has been approved by the Government of India and notified by the Institute vide Notification No. 1-CA(7)/64A/2003 in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) dated 4th December, 2003.
The Course involves two Parts viz., Part I - Theoretical knowledge with examination also supported by conduct of Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) and Part II - Practical Training and submission of a dissertation. The detailed subjects forming part of the Theoretical Knowledge with examination are:
The Course is intended to equip the members with the specialised skills necessary for developing the dedicated practice in the area of services related to International Trade Laws & WTO. The Course aims to develop a base of expertise and specialized skills amongst the membership of the Institute in various Agreement of WTO and to equip them with technical competence to understand and respond effectively to the complex milieu of trade laws that operate under the aegis of the World Trade Organisation.
The Course involves two Parts viz., Part I - Theoretical knowledge with examination, supported by conduct of Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) and Part II - Practical Training and submission of a Dissertation.
Registration fees for the Course is 20,000/- payable in two installments: 1st Installment of 10,000/- payable at the time of registration for Part I and 2nd Installment of 10,000/- payable at the time of applying to attend the Personal Contact Programme for the Course. Registration fees includes cost of study material to be provided by the Institute.
Subjects forming part of the Theoretical Knowledge with examination under Part I are: Group A : Paper I: Introduction to International Trade; Paper II: GATT, Rules of Origin and Trade Related Agreements; Paper III: GATS, TRIPS and TRIMS, SPS and Dispute Settlement and Review Procedures in WTO; Group B : Paper IV: Domestic Trade Laws; Paper V: Anti-dumping , Anti-subsidy and Safeguards - Laws and Practice; Paper VI : Competition Laws and Policies.
Self-study aspect in Part I of the Course would be augmented by conduct of Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs), covering all the subjects, for 30 days with a minimum attendance record of 80%.
Candidates shall be eligible to appear for Part I Examination to the Course only after six months of registration and minimum attendance at PCPs. They can appear either for Group A or Group B or both Groups at their discretion. Examinations will be conducted in the months of May and November.
Part II of the Course shall consist of Practical Training for 30 (thirty) days and submission of dissertation & interview.