Singapore University of Social Sciences

International Trade Law (LOG305)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 15 December 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

A legal framework is essential for international trade where transactions take place over geographic, political and legal divides. International conventions, model laws and rules seek to harmonise the impact of laws on international trade and carriage of goods. This course provides students with an understanding of the legal issues related to an international trade transaction and how international law seeks to address such issues. In particular, students will examine the laws relating to international trade, electronic transactions, carriage of goods, maritime insurance, payment modes and the different methods of dispute resolution.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Trade Terms
  • International Sale and Purchase of Goods
  • Legal Issues in Electronic Transactions
  • Digital Innovations in International Trade Law
  • Bills of Lading
  • International Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • International Carriage of Goods by Air
  • International Carriage of Goods by Multimodal Transport
  • Marine Insurance
  • Letters of Credit
  • Legal Systems and Choice of Law
  • Dispute Resolution Methods

Learning Outcome

  • Show the importance of law governing rights and obligations in international trade transactions.
  • Examine the legal issues related to electronic transactions and the digital innovations that enable efficiencies in international trade transactions.
  • Appraise the methods to resolve international disputes.
  • Propose the rights and obligations of the relevant parties and the available remedies arising from the transport of goods by sea.
  • Analyse the rights and obligations of the relevant parties and the available remedies arising from the transport of goods by air and multimodal transport.
  • Apply the principles of marine insurance and letters of credit to resolve situations involving loss/damage to goods and international payments.
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