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UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): What Importers and Exporters Need to Know (TRD572N)

Presented by: Tiffany N. Compres, Esq., LL.M.
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
Event Description

Differences Between U.S. Sales Law and CISG, and How and When it Applies to Exports & Imports.

International commercial law is a highly specialized area of law that governs the purchase and sale of goods internationally. Most business persons, and even most attorneys, do not realize that a specific international law applies to most contracts for the purchase and sale of goods internationally – essentially all goods that are imported or exported. This law is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (usually referred to as the CISG).

The CISG is the effective sales law of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and has been described as having "the greatest influence on the law of worldwide trans-border commerce” and as the "most successful international document so far" in unified international sales law. With 85 countries – and counting – bound to the CISG, and increasing international trade, understanding how this law affects your import/export business is key to your success. Even more importantly, the CISG differs enormously from U.S. law on key points that can have significant impacts on a business’ bottom line.

This webinar by expert speaker Tiffany N. Comprés, Esq., LL.M., will discuss when the CISG applies in imports or exports. It will discuss the primary differences between the CISG and U.S. sales law, and how these differences can have a major financial impact on a business. You will also learn how you can use these differences to your advantage in business.

Session Highlights

  • Why is it important that the CISG applies to your deal
  • Does the CISG apply to consignments or agency agreements as well as sales? What about consumer sales?
  • Are any goods exempt from the CISG and what law applies to exempted goods?
  • What must be done under the CISG to be compensated if you receive damaged goods or goods that are not what you ordered
  • How to withhold shipments under the CISG if you find out the buyer of your shipment is going into bankruptcy
  • What if you have to litigate a deal that went wrong? What court should you go to and what attorney do you look for?
  • Can you opt out of the CISG? Then, what law would apply?

Who Should Attend

  • Litigation attorneys
  • Import/export attorneys
  • Anyone involved in import/export
  • Attorneys that draft international distribution agreements
  • Import compliance professionals
  • Export compliance professionals
  • Trade consultants/advisors
  • Logistics personnel
  • Supply chain personnel
  • Tax and legal professionals
  • Finance and accounting professionals
  • Internal audit professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Imports/exporters
  • Procurement managers
  • Purchasing managers
About Our Speaker(s)

Tiffany N. Comprés | International Commercial Law SpeakerTiffany N. Compres Esq., LL.M.
Tiffany N. Comprés, Esq., LL.M. is uniquely qualified to help people and companies buy and sell goods across borders and resolve international disputes: she speaks four languages and has practiced in Italy, France, and the United States. Although her primary area of expertise is the international fresh produce industr... More info

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