Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicola Charwat


The law affecting Australian enterprises engaged in international business. Topics include international trade conventions; import and export procedures; carriage of goods by sea and air; bills of lading and the Hague-Visby rules; finance of international trade; payment and documentary credits; the use of negotiable instruments in international trade; international commercial arbitration and marine insurance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine international trade law scenarios
  2. identify legal problems and risks which arise in those scenarios in relation to the global trading system, contracts, carriage of goods, payments and dispute resolution
  3. describe the relevant law which may apply to those problems
  4. analyse and apply the law to those problems and predict possible legal outcomes.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nicola Charwat

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTC1110 or BTC2110 or equivalent


BTF3201, BTG3201, BTW3201