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    Trade Law Essentials: An ITC Briefing for Business


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 4/2002

    For Firms

    Model Contracts

    International sales

    • ITC Model Contract for the International Commercial Sale of Perishable Goods
    • ICC Model International Sales Contract for Manufactured Goods

    Working with intermediaries

    • ICC Model Commercial Agency Contract
    • IUCAB Model Agency Contract (Europe)
    • ICC Model Distributorship Contract
    • ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract
    • ICC Model International Franchising Contract

    Setting up a joint venture

    • ITC Contractual Joint Venture Contract
    • ITC Incorporated Joint Venture Contract

    Construction contracts

    • FIDIC 1999 Contracts series

    Publishing and printing industry

    • ITC Model Contracts

    Other model contracts

    International Trade Usages and Practices

    • UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts

    • Incoterms: use the 13 ICC Incoterms 2000

    • Letters of credit: refer to the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credit (UCP 500)

    • Demand guarantees: refer to Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG)

    For Governments

    International Trade Treaties and Model Laws

    Enhance your country's legal framework and increase investors' confidence.

    • Check UNCITRAL's model laws and treaties.

    • Learn about the 200 main trade treaties: Juris International and Lega Carta http://www.jurisint.org

    • Regional integration of business law: keep the Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) example in mind - one law for 16 countries.

    • For international sales: understand the 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

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