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TLS_0078 International Trade 5 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Dhanay Cadillo Chandler
Preceding studies
All students must have basic knowledge of Contract Management or contract law in general, and international public law The ON/OTM degree students must have completed the following courses: ONOM1001 Law of Obligations ONOM1007 Fundamentals of the legal system: international law

General description

-International Trade is in a general fashion about ensuring economic growth through the liberalisation of trade, which is regulated by the World Trade Organisation. To allow for the flow of goods across the world, further regulation or boundaries are necessary to provide legal certainty to the parties involved. Therefore, International Trade Law looks into the regulation of international sales of goods, modes of transport, insurances, financing modes, among other, which are essential to delimit the rights and obligations of the parties. This course offers a comprehensive perspective about international trade and the interplay between private and public actors.

Learning outcomes

- You will understand the rationale of international trade, how are the relationships amongst parties regulated, the importance of contracts in the international sales of goods. Overall, you will achieve a comprehensive view into the aspects taking place before goods and services are able to reach the consumer, and the rules involved when engaging in international trade.


- The course will introduce you to the theories justifying international trade, to thereafter understand the need for a regulatory framework backing up international transactions at the international level. Thus, you will learn about lex mercatoria in general, the international sales of goods, international contracts, e-commerce regulation, transport of cargo, financing and insurance, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

- 50% Attendance is mandatory to pass the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
80% of the grade comes from the written exam, and the remanding 20% from participation in class discussions and group work.

Recommended year of study

3. year spring

Recommended year of study
- 3year onward

Study materials

Michael J. Trebilcock, Advanced Introduction to International Trade Law, (Edward Elgar, 2015)

- Indira Carr, Peter Stone,International Trade Law, (Rutledge, 2013)

- Additional handouts and teaching material given through Moodle.

Further information

TIME: III period
SELECTION CRITERIA: Participation is limited to 40 students. 1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For the remaining places, the following criteria will be used to select the participants:

1. exchange students of the TLS cooperative institutions
2. degree students of the TLS cooperative institutions
3. other law students
4. non-law students

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School