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UOL International Commercial Law

International Commercial Law provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal frameworks governing international commercial transactions. In an era of globalised commerce, this course delves into the intricacies of international sales, contracts, and the legal principles that underpin the movement of goods and services across borders.

1. Introduction

The introductory module provides an overview of the course, setting the stage for the exploration of international commercial law. Students gain an understanding of the significance of this field in the context of global trade and commerce.

2. Classification of Goods

This module delves into the classification of goods, a fundamental aspect of international trade. Students explore the principles and criteria used to categorise goods, addressing the implications of proper classification for legal and regulatory purposes.

3. Sale of Goods

The sale of goods is a central theme in international commerce. Students examine the legal framework governing the sale of goods, including the formation of contracts, terms implied by the Sale of Goods Act (SGA), and the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers.

4. Sale of Services

This module extends the discussion to the sale of services in an international context. Students explore the legal considerations and challenges unique to service contracts, addressing issues such as performance, quality, and dispute resolution.

5. Passing of Property

The passing of property is a critical aspect of international sales. Students investigate the rules and mechanisms governing the transfer of ownership, addressing the impact of property rights on contractual relationships.

6. Passing of Risk

This module explores the passing of risk in international transactions. Students examine the legal principles and conventions determining when the risk associated with the goods transfers from the seller to the buyer, impacting issues such as insurance and liability.

7. Demo Dat Rule

The Demo Dat Rule is a key aspect of international trade terms. Students explore the intricacies of this rule, addressing the timing and implications of delivering goods based on the shipping contract.

8. International Commercial Contracts

This module provides a comprehensive exploration of international commercial contracts. Students examine the key elements, negotiation strategies, and contractual terms that define agreements between parties engaged in cross-border trade.

9. Delivery and Payment

The timely delivery of goods and payment is crucial in international transactions. Students delve into the legal considerations surrounding the delivery of goods, methods of payment, and the role of letters of credit.

10. Terms Implied by SGA

The Sale of Goods Act implies certain terms into contracts. This module explores these implied terms, addressing issues such as title, quality, and conformity, and their application in international sales.

11. Terms Implied by CRA

Consumer Rights Act (CRA) implications are examined in this module. Students explore the implied terms that protect consumers in international transactions, considering issues of quality, fitness for purpose, and compliance with description.

12. Remedies for Buyers

Buyers have legal remedies in the event of contractual breaches. Students explore the range of remedies available to buyers in international commercial transactions, including the right to reject, repair, or claim damages.

13. Remedies for Sellers

Sellers, too, have legal remedies in case of breaches. This module addresses the rights and remedies available to sellers in international transactions, including actions for price, damages, or specific performance.

14. International Sales

The module on international sales provides an in-depth analysis of the legal aspects surrounding the sale of goods on a global scale. Students examine the challenges and opportunities presented by international sales contracts.

15. International Conventions

This module explores key international conventions governing commercial transactions. Students examine conventions such as the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and their impact on international commercial law.

16. Fob Contracts

Free on Board (FOB) contracts are common in international trade. Students explore the intricacies of FOB contracts, addressing the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in the transportation of goods.

17. Cif Contracts

Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) contracts are integral to international commerce. This module delves into the legal aspects of CIF contracts, addressing issues related to risk, insurance, and the transportation of goods.

18. Financing International Trade

The financing of international trade is a complex aspect of global commerce. Students explore the legal mechanisms and instruments involved in financing international transactions, including letters of credit, trade finance, and the role of financial institutions.

By exploring topics such as the classification and sale of goods, passing of property and risk, international commercial contracts, and the remedies available to parties, students gain insights into the complexities of conducting business on an international scale. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the legal challenges inherent in international commercial transactions.

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