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BTW3201

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicola Charwat

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nicola Charwat

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

BTC2190, BTF3201, BTG3201