by: Chia-Jui Cheng
USD price: $263.00
Now also available as
Anyone involved in trade law knows the time-consuming nature of obtaining
primary source material and consulting each of the main trade laws. Now in its
fourth edition, Basic Documents in International Trade Law solves this
problem by assembling, in a single, easy-to-use resource, a very comprehensive
collection of the most important and frequently used documents on the law of
international trade. In addition to its obvious practical value, this work
reveals much about the process of harmonization in international trade law and
the operation of the key international trade bodies.
This makes the book a helpful reference for international business lawyers,
researchers, legislators and government officials in the field.
Since the successful publication of the previous editions of the book, the
appearance of new conventions and model laws has considerably enriched the law
of international trade, and the present edition contains a wealth of new
material. The book has been substantially revised and several new instruments
have been included. Among the most significantly important improvements to
this new edition are new chapters added to different parts of the book, a
redesigned and thoroughly revised Part 6 reflecting the expansion of
intellectual property rights under the framework of treaties administered by
World International Property Organization, and bibliographies and other
research resources updated and enlarged to include an extraordinarily rich
collection of books and articles in many trading languages besides English,
including, for the first time, major Chinese works in the international trade
law field. As the late Prof. Clive M. Schmitthoff commented on the first
edition, the book ‘is not only of practical usefulness but has also
considerable jurisprudential value’, and ‘reveals the methodology of the
harmonization process in the area of international trade law’. The
International Business Lawyer first commented in 1987 that the book ‘can only
be described as a “vade mecum” for every international business lawyer’, an
assessment that now seems more merited than ever.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
International Treaties and Other Instruments Concerning International Trade
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
PART ONE THE CONCEPT, NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW.
PART TWO THE LAW OF THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS.
Chapter I The Law of the Contract of International Sale of Goods.
Chapter II The Law of International Commercial Agency.
Chapter III The Law of International Commercial Distributorship
Chapter IV The Law of Electronic Commerce.
PART THREE THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT.
Chapter I The Law of the International Carriage of Goods by Land.
Chapter II The Law of the International Carriage of Goods by Sea.
Chapter III The Law of the International Carriage of Goods by Air.
Chapter IV The Law of the International Carriage of Goods by Inland
PART FOUR THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS.
Chapter I The Law of International Banking Payment.
Chapter II The Law of International Receivable Financing.
PART FIVE THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE.
Chapter I The Law of International Marine Cargo Insurance.
Chapter II The Law of International Air Cargo Insurance.
PART SIX INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.
Chapter I The Paris System of Industrial Property Protection.
Chapter II The Berne System for the Protection of Literary and Artistic
Chapter III The Sui Generis System of Intellectual Property Protection.
Chapter IV The WTO System.
PART SEVEN THE CONFLICTS OF LAW IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
PART EIGHT THE SYSTEM OF EXTRAJUDICIAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT.
IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW.
Chapter I International Commercial Conciliation.
Chapter II International Commercial Arbitration.
Bibliographic and Research Resources of International Trade Law.