World Trade Organisation, Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Development Economics, and Agricultural Project Management (Postgraduate - Diploma)

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Cairo (Egypt), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and 2 other venues

£ 45,000 - (Rs 36,80,162)
VAT incl.
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Suitable for: Managers. Importers. Exporters. Trade Ministries and Undersecretaries. Other Trade Officials. Economists. Industrialists. Contract Managers. Audit Commission Members. Management Accountants. Corporate Executives. Others who are interested in understanding and managing anti-dumping issues

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Where and when

Starts Location
Champolion, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Coral Deira Hotel, Muraqabat Street, Deria, Dubai, 82999,, 82999, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Oxford Road, 2132, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang Hilir, 68, Malaysia, Malaysia
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Makati, 1200, Philippines, Philippines
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Course programme

Programme Contents, Concepts and Issues:

Module 1: Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy: Claims, Measures and Instance

Trade and the Global Economy

  • The Role of International Trade in Economic Development, Sustainability and Growth
  • Openness and Productivity
  • The World Trade Agreement (WTA) 1994
  • The Establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization
  • Article I - Establishment of the Organization
  • Article II - Scope of the WTO
  • Article III - Functions of the WTO
  • Article IV - Structure of the WTO
  • Article V - Relations with Other Organizations
  • Article VI - The Secretariat
  • Article VII - Budget and Contributions
  • Article VIII - Status of the WTO
  • Article IX - Decision-Making
  • Article X – Amendments
  • Article XI - Original Membership
  • Article XII - Accession
  • Article XIII - Non-Application of Multilateral Trade Agreements between Particular Members
  • Article XIV - Acceptance, Entry into Force and Deposit
  • Article XV – Withdrawal
  • Article XVI - Miscellaneous Provisions
  • The Uruguay Round Protocol GATT 1994
  • Understanding the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • GATT's Relationship to Environmental Policy
  • WTO Agreement on Agriculture
  • WTO Agreement On Sanitary and Photo Sanitary Measures
  • WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing
  • WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  • WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Investment
  • WTO Agreement on Pre-Shipment Inspection
  • WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin
  • WTO Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
  • WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
  • WTO Agreement on Government Procurement
  • Defining Dumping
  • The Effects of Dumping On the Economy of Host Countries
  • The Effects of Dumping On The Economy of Domestic Countries
  • The Effects of Dumping On the Economy of Transhipment Countries
  • The Patriotism Stance: The British Flag Scenario
  • Anti-Dumping Cases and Measures

An Examination of Selected Anti-Dumping Cases

An Examination of Some Anti-Dumping Measures

  • Europe and World Trade Directorate
  • The Result of the European Commission’s Investigation of Allegations of Injury to the EU Steel Industry, Caused by Subsidised Imports from India and Korea
  • Analysis of the EU Findings:
  • Were other imports to blame?
  • Does The Domestic Industry Suffer From Over Capacity?
  • The UK’s Stance On Anti-Dumping: A Departure From, and Conflict With Europe
  • The UK Trade and Investment White Paper, 'Making Globalisation a Force for Good'
  • Analytical Support for the Trade and Investment White Paper
  • The UK’s Response to the EU Commission’s Concern on Anti-Subsidy

Some Anti-Dumping Conclusions:

  • The Tendency of All Countries to Take Action to Protect the Interest of Their National Economies
  • The Necessitation of the Use of Subsidies and/or External Competition That Might Result In Dumping
  • Why the Same Countries That Are Against Dumping Are Themselves Engaged In Dumping
  • Credence in the UK’s Stance on Subsidy and Dumping – As Positive Factors of Globalisation
  • The World Is One Large Community, With Separate Economic ‘Pockets’
  • The Need for a Balance in Dumping – Antidumping Stance

Services and Off-shoring: The Impact of Increasing International Competition in Services

  • What is the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)?
  • The Aim of the GATS
  • GATS and WTO
  • The Cancun WTO Ministerial Declaration
  • How GATS Is Viewed By the European Commission
  • GATS as an Instrument to Benefit Business"
  • The Main Points of Critique of GATS
  • Are Developing Countries Marginalized By GATS?
  • GATS and National Security
  • International Infiltration and National Border Protection
  • The Case of Dubai Ports Authority and P&O Ferry

Module 2: International Trade Promotion and Marketing

  • Definition of Marketing
  • The Different Approaches to Marketing
  • Production Orientation
  • Sales Orientation
  • The Marketing Concept
  • Marketing Management
  • Internal Organisational Analysis: Strengths and Weaknesses
  • External Organisational Analysis: Opportunities and Threats
  • Key Success Factors
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Distribution and Service Delivery
  • Trade and the Global Economy
  • Trade and the Global Economy
  • The Role of International Trade in Economic Development, Sustainability and Growth
  • Openness and Productivity
  • The World Trade Agreement (WTA) 1994
  • The Role of National Exhibitions in Promoting Export Trade
  • Organising and Managing National Exhibitions
  • The Role of International Exhibitions in Promoting Export Trade
  • International Trades Associations and Their Likely Contribution to National Export Initiatives
  • Some International Trades Associations and Their Function;
  • Bilateral Trade Agreements: Their Merits and Demerits
  • The Winning Factors In Bilateral Trade Agreements.

Module 3: Knowledge Economy, Rural and Suburban Development as Contributors to Economic Competitiveness

  • Creating a Viable Education System: ‘6; 3; 3; 4’ and Other Models
  • Agricultural and Rural Development: Key Success Factors
  • Human Resource Development: Developing An Effective Strategy
  • Skill Development: Creating a Workable National Standard
  • Workforce Development: Exemplifying Investors In People (IIP)
  • Regional Development: Developing Crucial Partnerships
  • Environmental Protection and Infrastructure

Modules 4-7: Advanced Agricultural Project Management

Project Management Issues - Setting the Stage for Agricultural Project Management

  • Concept of Project Management
  • Project Sustainability
  • Developing a Project
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management Methodologies, Tools and Techniques
  • Some Problem Solving Techniques
  • Project Control
  • Project Purchasing
  • Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies
  • Scoping, Strategy Setting and Final Agreement
  • Project Structure and Managing Meetings
  • Process and Event Based Methodologies, Software Packages, Flow Charts, Imagineering
  • Mind Mapping, Fish Bone Method, ‘Is and Is Not’ and Brain Storming
  • Tracking Timing and Costs, Contingencies
  • Working With Suppliers and Sub-Contractors

Agricultural Project Development, Planning, Execution and Evaluation

  • Introduction to Agricultural Development Projects
  • Agricultural Development Project Life Cycle
  • Agricultural Project Design
  • The Concepts of Stakeholders VS Shareholder
  • Agricultural Project Monitoring
  • Agricultural Project Evaluation
  • Agricultural Project Workflow
  • Agricultural Project Procurement
  • Agricultural Project Budgeting
  • Agricultural Project Contingencies
  • Managing Agricultural Field Trials
  • Participatory Impact Monitoring (PIM)
  • Agricultural Project Finance
  • Agricultural Project Planning
  • Agricultural Project Scheduling
  • Agricultural Project Management: Stakeholder Analysis
  • Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA)
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Analysis of Project Performance

Team Leadership and Motivation in Agricultural Project Management

  • Team Leadership and Its Importance in Agricultural Project Management
  • Groups and Aggregations: Points of Distinction
  • The Type and Permanence of the Leadership of a Team
  • When Does a Situational Leader Emerge?
  • How Does The Team Attempts To Replace A Situational Leader, Enhance Stability, Acceptability or Renewed or Clarified Mission or Objectives?
  • Why Does A Temporary Team More Problematic To Lead Than A Permanent Team?
  • Why Does Team Disbandment Have A Negative Psychological Effect On Members And Leader?
  • An Aggregation - ‘Togetherness’ or ‘Awareness’?
  • Aggregation and Interaction
  • Team or Group: A Definition and Distinction
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Typologies
  • Team Typological Bases
  • Command Teams and the Organisational Hierarchy
  • Command Teams and the Organisational Functioning
  • Team Formation
  • Team Formation Stage 1: Forming
  • Team Formation Stage 2: Storming
  • How ‘True-To-Life’ or Realistic Are the Forming and Norming Stages of Team Development?
  • Team Formation Stage 3: Norming
  • Team Formation Stage 4: Performing or Total Integration
  • Team Formation Stage 5: Adjourning or Disbanding
  • Deal With the Psychological Effect of Disbandment
  • Dysfunctional Behaviours
  • Addressing Dysfunctional Behaviours
  • Dealing with Aggressiveness
  • Handling Blocking
  • Dealing with Interfering Behaviour
  • Dealing With Intra-Team Competition
  • Addressing Situations Where Team Members Seek Sympathy
  • Dealing with Member Withdrawal
  • Addressing Special Pleading
  • Leader Behaviour in Dealing with Dysfunctional Behaviours
  • Being Tactful In Discouraging Distracting Behaviours
  • Encouraging Desirable Behaviours
  • Using Tangible Rewards,
  • Using Intangible Rewards
  • Bearing Mindful of Team Situation
  • Applying Appropriate Rewards and/or, Punishment
  • Promoting Team Functionality
  • Team Building and Maintenance Roles: Improving Team Effectiveness
  • Encouraging Members
  • Harmonising
  • Standard Setting
  • Gatekeeping
  • Determining the Optimum Team Size
  • Providing Team Incentives
  • Encouraging Conflict
  • Averting Groupthink
  • Avoiding the Risky Shift Syndrome
  • Employing Transactional Analysis
  • Employing Effective Diversity Management and Discouraging Resonation
  • Encouraging Members
  • Harmonising Team
  • Performance Management
  • Solving Interpersonal Problems among Team Members
  • Helping Team Members to Channel Their Energies into Task Performance Establishing Realistic Goals
  • Developing Effective Communication Strategies
  • Minimising Technical Language
  • Clarifying Roles
  • Standard Setting - Establishing Standards and Evaluating Progress
  • A Determination of the Contribution of Each Team Member to Goal Accomplishment
  • Recognising and Acknowledging Performance Improvement
  • Rewarding Exceptional Performance
  • Establishing Key Competencies
  • Establishing Acceptable Performance Levels
  • Noting Performance Indicators
  • Measuring Competence
  • Which Individual Members Can Improve Their Performance – and Subsequently, Their Contribution to the Team as A Whole
  • Harnessing Team Synergy
  • Gate Keeping
  • Making It Possible For Others to Participate,
  • Supporting the Weak
  • Ensuring That Introverted Team Members Are Not Intimidated Or ‘Crushed’ By The Extroverted
  • Recognising the Ineloquent Team Members Without Relevant Current Information to Perform Evaluative Role
  • Resonation as an Issue in Team Effectiveness
  • Recognising Resonation
  • Taking Steps to Avert or Reduce Resonation
  • ‘Cautioning’ Resonators
  • Determining the Optimum Team Size
  • Numbers That Are Best For the Operational Effectiveness of a Team –
  • Team Constitutional Contingent Factors
  • Team Numbers and Member Interaction
  • Team Leader’s Direct Communication with Them
  • Members and the Intervening Factors
  • Team Communication as Interaction
  • Necessity of Communication Reciprocation within Teams
  • Team Transaction
  • Team Transitional Analysis
  • The ‘Child’ in the Team
  • The ‘Adult’ in the Team
  • The ‘Parent’ in the Team
  • The Team Leader as a Transaction Analyst
  • Directing or Leading In a Project Setting
  • The Concept of Motivation
  • Applying Content Theories of Motivation to Project Settings
  • Taylor’s Money-Motivator as a Reward Strategy
  • Motivator-Hygiene Factor: Using Herzberg’s Ideas as a Basis for an Effective ‘Employee Relations Strategy’
  • Applying Equity Theory: Recognising Inequity
  • Goal-Setting Theory: Performance Management Application
  • Expectancy Theory: What Does Valence Holds For Project Management Targets?
  • Improving Project Sustainability through An Equitable Reward System
  • Reinforcement Theory
  • Motivation and Contingency Theory: Accounting For Situational Variables
  • Is Performance Related Pay (PRP) Applicable To A Project Management Setting?
  • Designing an Effective Motivation Strategy: Accounting For Internal and External Project Dynamics
  • Introducing Talent Management: Creating and Equitable Solution
  • The Extent to Which Salary or Wages Inducement Motivate Workers

Agricultural Project Design, Data Elicitation, Interpretation and Financial Risk Management

  • Agricultural Project Research Management (APRM)
  • Agricultural Project Research Design
  • Agricultural Project Research Data Gathering
  • Agricultural Project Research Data Analysis;
  • Agricultural Project Data Presentation
  • Sources of Information
  • Secondary Sources
  • Primary Sources
  • Reviewing Literature
  • Choosing the Methodology
  • Qualitative Approaches
  • Quantitative Approaches
  • ‘Triangulating’ the Methodology
  • Data Elicitation Techniques
  • Surveys
  • Participant Observation
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Documentary Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • Questionnaires
  • Sampling As an Important Element of Research Design
  • The Sampling Frame
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Convenience or Non-random Samples
  • Quota Sample
  • Systematic Sample
  • Probability or Random Samples
  • Simple Random Sample
  • Stratified Sampling
  • Multi-stage Sampling
  • Interview or Questionnaire?
  • Using Unstructured Questions
  • Using Open-ended Questions
  • Designing Closed-ended Questions
  • Avoiding Forced-choice
  • Data Analysis
  • Instruments of Analysis
  • Using a ‘Tally System’
  • Using SPSS Package
  • Using Excel Package
  • Data Interpretation
  • Making Sense of the Information
  • Identifying ‘Trends’ and ‘Patterns’ in Information
  • Arriving At Conclusions
  • Reporting the Findings
  • Reporting Styles
  • Using the Evidence
  • Use of Visual Representations
  • Generating Graphs and Charts from Tables
  • Managing Research Projects
  • Project Planning
  • Generating Project Roles
  • Realistic Project Costing
  • Monitoring and Continuous Evaluation
  • The Interim Reports
  • Writing a Research Proposal
  • Establishing Research Objectives
  • Identifying and Defining the Problem
  • The Synopsis
  • Ethical Concerns in the Formulation and Conduct of Research
  • Defining Risk – Generally, and In a Project Management Setting
  • Relating Risk Management to Projects and Project Management
  • Financial Risk Management and Project Management
  • Risk Exposure in a Project Setting
  • Project Risk and ‘Market Dynamics’
  • Liquidity in Project Management
  • Operating Risk and Financial Liability
  • Fraud Risk and Project Management
  • Link Settlement Risk with ‘Survival Imperative’
  • Project Management Strategy and Risk Management
  • Currency Derivatives Market and ‘Project Sustainability’

Modules 8-10: Environmental Management for Sustainability Development

Theory, Principles and Key Concepts

  • Introduction
  • Environmental Management: Key Issues and Goals
  • Environmental Management and Science
  • Environmentalism, Social Sciences, Economics and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management, Business and Law
  • Participants in Environmental Management


  • Environmental Management Approaches
  • Standards, Monitoring, Modelling, Auditing and Co-ordination
  • Proactive Assessment, Prediction and Forecasting
  • Key Resources
  • Global Challenges
  • Pollution and Waste Management
  • Environmental Management in Sensitive, Vulnerable and Difficult Situations
  • Tourism and Environmental Management
  • Urban Environmental Management

The Future

  • The Way Ahead

Modules 11 & 12: Industrial Replacement

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