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BTX9190 - International trade law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Alice De Jonge (Semester 1), Mr Eu-Jin Teo (Semester 2).


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Sunway First semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2008 (Day)


Topics include law of international trade, including rights and duties in international sales transactions; legal regimes governing contracts for carriage of goods internationally; distribution agreements; legal aspects of financing international trade; shipping documents, documentary collections and letters of credit; marine and aviation insurance; international dispute resolution.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purpose and scope of the international legal framework in which trade between nations takes place
  • recognise and understand the form and nature of documents used in international trade including contracts of sale, shipping documentation, invoices, insurance policies, bills of exchange, documentary collections and letters of credit
  • identify and understand legal issues in an international trade context
  • apply the laws relating to international contracts of sale, international carriage of goods and finance of international trade in a variety of situations
  • write a coherent piece of advice discussing the legal issues arising in an international trade dispute.


Assignment (3000 words): 30%
Examination (3.5 hours): 70% or 100%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTX5190, BTF9190, LAW7028, LAW7209

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