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Legal Aspects of International Trade

  • 20 Jan 2011
  • 21 Jan 2011
  • 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Legal Aspects of International Trade
January 20-21, 2011


1800 Argyle Street, Halifax , Nova Scotia

Course Overview

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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To Register
Contact Sandy Gordon
at 902.421.1302 x 2231

Financial support for course fees is possible for Nova Scotia companies through the ExportAbility program. 


Course Facilitator

LeroyLeroy 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

Nova Scotia Community College 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

Pacific Rim countries as well as the United Kingdom , and the United States . Leroy was part of the NASBITE task force that helped develop the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation in the United States . He was also one of the senior task force members who helped FITT update the competencies required for the comparable designation in Canada , 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."

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