Legal Aspects of International Trade outlines the concepts and sources of public and private international law. It discusses the international organizations, such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, whose work has enabled developed countries to expand their trade agendas fairly and has brought developing countries into international trade. LAIT also explains the impact international conventions such as the Vienna Sales Convention and regional trade agreements such as NAFTA have on the flow of business between countries. It clarifies the effect of national legislation, regulations and court systems on national and international business, and describes how legislation contributes to the market appeal a nation will have for international traders.
The course includes issues such as:
- legal, ethical, technological challenges
- negotiating firm and transparent contracts
- legal jurisdiction, payments, currency
- transportation and delivery
- intellectual property rights
- partnerships and investments
- confidentiality and dispute resolution
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Contact Sandy Gordon
at 902.421.1302 x 2231
Financial support for course fees is possible for
companies through the ExportAbility program.
Leroy Lowe is a former Aerospace Engineering Officer and Project Manager in the Canadian Airforce. He previously worked for Sparton of Canada. As Director of Business Development, he recruited and managed a diverse network of agents, distributors and strategic alliance partners in over 20 countries. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member in International Business at the
and an active international business development specialist for Mxi Technologies Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a diploma in engineering and Master Degrees in Adult Education (MAEd) and Business Administration (MBA). He is also a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
Work in recent years has taken him to numerous
countries as well as the
, and the
. Leroy was part of the NASBITE task force that helped develop the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation in the
. He was also one of the senior task force members who helped FITT update the competencies required for the comparable designation in
, the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
After completing this course, you will have a solid understanding of the international legal frameworks within which trade is conducted, as well as best practices for navigating the complexities of international trade laws governing imports, exports, taxation, product liability, intellectual property and anti-competition.
"Prior experience and learning do count in the CITP designation process. Participants can obtain exemptions from FITTskills course requirements through FITT´s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process which provides credit for previous work experience and/or education."