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Why you should enrol onto the Certificate in Trade & Transport Law...
Study key principles, contracts and practices involved in the sale and carriage of goods

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Gain a thorough understanding of trade terms, rights, liabilities, documentation, claims

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Certificate in Trade & Transport Law: Essential legal know-how for anyone involved in trade and transport from IBC Academy & Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Certificate in Trade & Transport Law - Course Overview

This part-time distance learning course provides a thorough theoretical and practical analysis of the various sources and principles of law that govern international trade and transport.

Whether you’re a shipping industry professional with an interest in the trade of goods by sea or are working in the logistics sector and need to understand more about the legal issues involved in the movement goods inland, this course will provide that underpinning knowledge

The worldwide sale and flow of goods is becoming ever more sophisticated in response to rapidly changing markets, and the role of law in this sphere is significant, and correspondingly complex.  Being aware that different rules, regulations, tariffs and inspection requirements exist can avoid time consuming and costly mistakes, whether you are an importer, exporter, transport operator or manufacturer.

During the course you will gain a comprehensive commercial and legal knowledge along with a practical understanding of key areas including:

  • The mechanics of the international sale of goods and their transport
  • Trade terms used in export sales
  • Contracts, rights and liabilities of parties in international sales of goods
  • Export finance and relevant legislation
  • Documentation, law and practices involved in transporting goods

You will also improve your skills in recognising and analysing key legal issues, applying effective strategies and techniques to control the progress of negotiation and formation of a contract of sale, payment and transport.

For more details of the course content, view the course content or download the Trade & Transport Law prospectus here.

As international trade and transport becomes ever more sophisticated this course is crucial for developing commercial, legal and practical awareness of international trade issues.

Also available for dedicated in-company delivery by distance learning or instructor led workshops

Top reasons to study this Trade & Transport Law course:

  • This is the only training course delivered by distance learning to offer such knowledge of contracts and law applicable in the global context of trade and transport.
  • Gives you a solid foundation of knowledge with clear explanations of key legal terms, concepts and contracts used in the sale and carriage of goods.
  • Explores contractual issues specific to shipping such as charterparties and bills of lading.
  • Designed to demystify legal terminologies and practices, helping you to deal with the legal aspects of trade and transport.
  • Explains all the main types of contract and documentation, shows how they are applied and the risks that each entails.
  • Skills in dispute resolution are crucial, and this course is unique in the way that it includes them in the syllabus.
  • Demonstrates the different dispute resolution options available to parties such as mediation, arbitration and litigation.
  • You’ll be able to learn from colleagues from all over the world, working in all types of trade and transport organisations.


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