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National tax regimes and international trade agreements: What role for WTO and EU rules?

12 – 14 June 2017

Scientific Organisers: Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics


Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence


Potential 2017 US corporate tax reform and the August 2016 EU Commission decision demanding Ireland reclaim €13 billion in improper “state aid” from Apple have put the spotlight on relationships between national tax regimes and international trade agreements. This executive training seminar (ETS) provides an exploration of the law and economics of how issues arising through differences in national tax regimes – corporate income taxes, destination based cash-flow tax (DBCFT), border-adjusted tax (BAT), value-added tax (VAT), etc. – are being addressed under international trade agreement provisions, such as the GATT/WTO, as well as the European Union’s rules on state aid. This ETS is targeted at policymakers, practitioners and students of international economic law who have an interest in the law and economics of trade agreements, and their dispute settlement procedures, on domestic tax regimes.

Final Programme


Confirmed Speakers

Michel Anliker | KPMG
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics
Petros C. Mavroidis | Columbia Law School
Damien Neven | Graduate Institute Geneva
Luca Rubini | University of Birmingham



The Academy offers a limited number of merit-based partial scholarships (contribution to travel and accommodation costs of the applicant) for which only applicants from LDCs are eligible. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please attach a brief letter of intent to the application form indicating both your reasons for the request of financial aid and your motivation and potential contribution to the Executive Training Seminar. Deadline for Scholarship Applications: 21 May 2017.


Deadline: 6 June 2017


Matthias Kindel
AGG Training Coordinator
Tel.: +39 055 4685960

Useful Information


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  • fill in the application form
  • upload a CV (in English)
  • include a brief motivation letter (in English)


Accommodation, travel costs, and local transportation are at the expense of the participant/ sending institution.

The programme includes lunches and a social dinner, offered by the Academy, for participants and speakers to socialise and network.