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International Trade Law

The export and import of commodities to and from overseas markets demands a clear understanding of how these contracts are structured and a working knowledge of the interaction between the domestic Health, Customs and export legislation and that of other jurisdictions. Oceanlaw New Zealand is well placed to assist.

Areas of Practice:

  • Preparation of CIF and FOB contracts, guarantees and related transactional documents
  • Acting for various participants in the logistics chain
  • Resolving disputes between seller and purchasers of commodities
  • Advising the bankers of commodity exporters
  • Assisting in negotiating access to markets
  • Advising domestic exporters on the requirements for the movement of commodities, both perishable and non perishable
  • Advising on EDI
  • Assisting in obtaining certificates of Origin
  • Sourcing and negotiating import quotas
  • Negotiating joint venture agreements across multiple jurisdictions