Course author and teacher:
Dr. Hanna Olasiuk

O. P. Jindal Global University - India

The European Union Foreign Trade Policy: Asian Perspectives (Fall Semester)

EURASIA Thematic Areas: Business and Trade

Number of Credits: 4
Level: UG and PG


The course content was been elaborated as a result of Dr. Olasiuk’s participation in the second EURASIA training round held in Krakow, Poland on January 20th – February 2nd, 2019, and in a short training session held in Catania, Italy between 09-14 June 2019.
The course was been peer reviewed and validated by Prof. Francesca Longo and Prof. Rosario Faraci from Catania University.
This course has been subjected to accreditation procedures at O. P. Jindal Global University - India and is prepared for piloting as an elective course open to undergraduate programmes from various O. P. Jindal Global University schools.

The course was accredited according to the relevant procedures at JGU as a cross-curricular elective course and was piloted with 20 students.

Learning Objectives Learning Outcomes Envisaged teaching methods and techniques
• to give a comprehensive overview of the EU-Asian trade and investment relations and policies with the special focus on India;
• to elaborate on tariff and non-tariff regulations, EU-India trade protectionism and disputes;
• to give a perspective of concluding international trade agreements;
• to explore the essence of EU-India investment cooperation.

• Understand and describe main trends in EU-Asia trade regulation
• Define and identify critical tariff and nontariff restrictions in trade
• Explain the nature of trade disputes and mechanisms of their settlement in EU-Asia context
• Describe mutual FDI flows between regions
• Compare differences in EU trade policies for Asian countries
• Handle the process of FTA negotiations
• Understand Europeanization of business environment and management
• Identify international competitiveness and lobbying methods
• Explain nature intercultural management in Europe
• Describe performance of European SMEs and MNCs
• Highlight main trends of EU business in global context
• Critical and Integrative thinking: Each student will be able to identify key issues in “EU Foreign Trade Policies: Asian Perspective” in management settings, develop a perspective that is supported with relevant information and integrative thinking, to draw and assess conclusions. This learning goal will be measured through assignments and submissions
• Awareness of Global Issues affecting basic issues related to managerial Decisions: Each student will be able to analyse key aspects of EU-Asia trade policies and be able to select appropriate financial, logistics and risk-mitigating instruments. This learning goal will be assessed through class discussion on class participation, case discussions, preparing reflective notes, article presentations, individual and team assignment.
• Interpersonal Awareness and Working in Teams: Each student shall demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team, exhibiting behavior that reflects an understanding of the importance of individual roles and tasks and the ability to manage conflict and compromise so that team goals are achieved. (e.g. The team based project presentation in the class will be a major component for measurement of this learning goal).
• Effective Presentation Skill: Each student shall be able to communicate verbally in an organized, clear, persuasive manner and be a responsive listener. (e.g. Class participation will be used to assess effective oral communication.
• lectures • seminars and discussions
• self and group study sessions
• student presentations
• group projects