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FITT 0130 - Legal Aspects of International Trade

Forum for International Trade Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course introduces students to the intricate international legal framework that enables individuals, businesses and governments to successfully and legally exchange goods and services across borders. Whether you are an entrepreneur currently invested in the international trade market, a business person contemplating an international endeavour, or a professional committed to expanding your general knowledge of the legalities of international trade, this course will be invaluable. You will gain a solid understanding of the international legal frameworks within which trade is conducted, as well as best practices for navigating the complexities of internal trade laws governing imports, exports, taxation, product liability, intellectual property and anti-competition.


English 12 (recommended). Business experience (recommended).



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • List the important clauses that should be included in international trade agreements.
  • Explain the significance of international treaties and conventions.
  • Explain the significance of "choice of law" and "jurisdiction" in international contracts.
  • Identify the basic provisions of the WTO and NAFTA.
  • Propose ways to limit product defects liability in international markets.
  • List the reasons why intellectual property, trademarks and inventions must be protected in the global market.
  • Explain the significance of competition laws and U.S. anti-trust laws.
  • Identify the basic rights and obligations of buyers and sellers outlined by international sale of goods laws.
  • Describe the legal issues that arise when engaging in electronic commerce.

Effective as of Winter 2009

Related Programs

FITT 0130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. International Trade Training (FITTskills)


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