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International Sale of Goods Law (8894.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    • Semester 2, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (139480) - View

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    Topics covered include:
    1. Introduction to the international sale of goods - diversity of regulations, sources of norms, unification of sales law through legislation and trade usages.
    2. Scope and application of the CISG; the role of the UNIDROIT Principles.
    3. Definition, formation, interpretation and modification of a contract for the international sale of goods.
    4. Obligations of the seller - delivery of goods.
    5. Conformity of goods.
    6. Obligations of the buyer; examination of conformity and notice of non-conformity.
    7. Financing international sales.
    8. Passing of the risks; INCOTERMS.
    9. Breach of contract - anticipatory, fundamental, partial.
    10. Remedies - performance, avoidance, reduction of price, damages.
    11. Mitigation of loss, preservation of goods, force majeure.

    This unit will be co-taugh with 8895 International Sale of Goods Law PG

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature and relevance of international sales law;

    2. demonstrate a solid knowledge base of the main national and international legal provisions, transnational norms and trade usages regulating international sales transactions and have demonstrated the application of that knowledge in solving problems;

    3. demonstrate significant understanding of the specific rights and obligations in international sales contracts and of the remedies available in case of breach of such contracts;

    4. demonstrate significant understanding of the most commonly used agreements with regard to the transportation of goods and passing of the risks affiliated to such transportation of goods subjected to cross-border sale;

    5. construct and interpret viable and appropriate contracts for the international sale of goods and to discover the defects of such imperfect contacts.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Intensive mode with three sessions of 4 hours per week of teaching.


    Completion of 24 credit points AND
    6602 Legal Systems AND
    6594 Contract Law


    Enrolment in a Law degree.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic understanding of legal systems and commercial contracts.

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