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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS IL&P, LEAP & WAKE TECH William D. Harazin www.harazinlaw.com FEBRUARY 6, 2013 (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. International Trade is Different! • Language • Customs • Culture • Commercial Environment • Legal System • Distance • Currency • Political/Sovereign Risk… AND THEY ALL CARRY RISK (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. International Trade Risks • Commercial Risk • Currency Risk • Payment Risk • Political Risk • Delivery Risk • Transit Risk (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTSDIFFERENT LAWS and CUSTOMS US Laws Foreign Laws International laws Customs (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS U.S. Regulations• Foreign Corrupt Practice Act• Anti-Boycott Law• US Export Control• DOC Bureau of Export Admin. (BXA)• DOS Office of Trade Controls (ODTC)• Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)• Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)• Department of Energy (DOE) (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS FOREIGN LAWS MAY GOVERN: Sale, itself, Ancillary Agreements to the Sale Movement of Goods Agent/Distributor Agreements Tax Issues Electronic Commerce (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS TREATIES • CISG • WTO • GATT • MERCOSUR • EU • NAFTA • DR-CAFTA • INCOTERMS (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTSCONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS (CISG) UCC SIMILARITIES OPT- OUT BATTLE OF FORMS ACCEPTANCE (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTSLEGAL AREAS:• Corporate Governance• Tax• Labor Laws• Competition Laws• Foreign Investment Laws• Securities Laws (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS• POWER TO CONTRACT• CHOICE OF LAW & FORUM• GOVERNING LANGUAGE• CONTRACT FORMATION• PROCEDURAL FORMALITIES• RESPONSIBILTY FOR COMPLIANCE• CURRENCY ISSUES• TERMINATION• DISPUTE RESOLUTION (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. NO SUBSTITUTE FOR RELATIONSHIPS INTEGRITY CHARACTER & DUE DILIGENCE (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. THE END William D. Harazin William D. Harazin, PLLCTwo Hannover Square, Suite 2140 Raleigh, NC 27601 919-821-3700 www.harazinlaw.com (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved

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