Singapore University of Social Sciences

Trade Regulations and Compliance

Trade Regulations and Compliance (LOG321)


International trade spans across continents and requires governance to ensure that interests are safeguarded and to facilitate the efficient flow of goods. LOG321 Trade Regulations and Compliance examines the regulation of international trade activities, elements and implications of governance bodies and trade agreements, international rights and obligations as well as dispute resolution. At the end of the course, students will be able to assess the role of law in regulating trade transactions and ensuring compliance in trade practices.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Development of International Trade
  • Principles of International Trade
  • Preferential Trade Agreements
  • Rules of Origin
  • Most Favoured Nation Principle
  • National Treatment
  • Trade Sanctions
  • Intellectual Property Rights in International Trade
  • Tariffs
  • Quantitative Restrictions
  • Trade Dispute Settlement
  • Trade Remedy Regimes

Learning Outcome

  • Show the development of international trade theory and regulations, including the legacies of World Trade Organisation and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade mechanisms.
  • Interpret the mechanisms and implications of legal agreements for appropriate application.
  • Examine the effects and obligations of trade principles and how these principles can be complied by stakeholders in international trade.
  • Discuss trade sanctions and intellectual property rights in international trade to minimise unfair practices.
  • Judge the different quantitative policy tools to maintain fair levels of trade.
  • Appraise dispute settlement and trade remedy regimes to anticipate potential impacts of international trade disputes.
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