Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second 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; the sale of goods; 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 and analyse the international legal framework in which trade between nations take place
  2. identify and analyse the legal issues in an international trade context
  3. identify, analyse and apply the laws to solve legal problems that arise from international commercial transactions
  4. identify and analyse the laws relating to international contracts of sale, finance of international trading transactions, international carriage of goods, insurance in international trade and dispute resolution in international trade
  5. identify and analyse 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 letter of credits.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nicola Charwat


Students must have passed BTG1200 or BTW1200 or BTW1201 before undertaking this unit.


BTC2190, BTF3201, BTG3201