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This course examines the legal framework of international business transactions by focusing on trade terms, the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods, and the structure and finance of international trade. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the commercial terms of the sales agreement, shipping contracts, financing arrangements, insurance and customs documentation. The course also examines foreign direct investment transactions and the major legal issues involved. International business regulation is also reviewed with particular attention focused on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and regional trade agreements. Finally, dispute resolution is considered with emphasis on commercial arbitration and settlement of disputes under the WTO.

Main Topics

  • International sales agreements
  • CISG
  • Financing (Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, etc.)
  • Regulation of trade (i.e. customs, trade remedies, etc.)
  • Foreign Investment
    • Dispute Settlement
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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