Module leader: Professor Nelson Enonchong
Sale of goods remains one of the central disciplines of commercial law and international sale of goods is the main channel through which international trade is conducted. English law plays an important role in governing international sales transactions, primarily in such sectors as trade in commodities. This module comprises some of the central aspects of English law of international sale of goods.
The module begins by discussing the relevance of general contract law to international sales law and the various contractual relationships in an international sale of goods transaction. The remaining part of the module will focus on the issues peculiar to international sales such as: the definition of a contract of international sale of goods; main types of sales contracts such CIF and FOB contracts; the role and function of bill of lading and other documents; passage of property and risk; remedies for breach of contract; impossibility of performance.
International Sale of Goods: Introduction and Background
The Implied Terms of Description and Quality
Carriage of Goods
Passage of Property and Risk
Remedies for Breach of Contract of International Sales
Impossibility of Performance
Methods of assessment
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One 3-hour written examination
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