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European Union Law for International Business An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521881447

ISBN-13: 9780521881449

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bernard Bishop

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Book details

List price: $108.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Bernard Bishop is a former Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith Business School, Griffith University.

List of figures and tables
List of case studies
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
EU institutions and law making
Introduction
EU institutions and their role in law making
Types of EU laws affecting the international businessperson
Contracts for the sale of goods to an EU buyer
Introduction
The identity of the parties
Description of the goods
Time and place for delivery
Transport arrangements for the goods
Inspection of the goods
Price and method of payment
Retention of title in the goods by the seller until paid
Respective obligations of the parties if unforeseen events make performance impossible
The law that will apply to the contract
The type of dispute resolution mechanism that will be used
Transport of goods to an EU buyer
Introduction
EU transport systems
International conventions governing sea transport of goods to the EU
International conventions governing air transport of goods to the EU
International conventions governing road transport of goods within the EU
International conventions governing rail transport of goods within the EU
International conventions governing transport of goods within the EU by inland waterway
Insurance
Customs law and procedure within the EU
Introduction
EU customs entry procedure
EU-wide restrictions on the entry of goods
Individual country restrictions on the import of goods
Anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures
Preferential arrangements
Payment and risk management in international sales
Pre-payment
Letters of credit
Payment against documents (documentary collection)
Open account
Foreign exchange risk
Sales to the EU using an EU representative
Introduction
Why appoint a representative for the EU market?
Selecting an agent or distributor
Appointing an agent
Agency agreements and competition law
Distribution agreements
EU competition law and distribution agreements
Entering the EU market via franchising arrangements
Introduction
Types of franchise arrangements
Matters for consideration prior to entering into a franchise agreement
The franchise agreement
Operation of the franchise by the franchisee
Establishing a permanent presence in the EU
Introduction
Right of establishment
Legal and procedural issues arising in the formation of a private company
Branch
Public company
Mergers and acquisitions
The European Company
A private European company?
Licences and permits
State aid to industry
Resolving a dispute with an EU firm
Introduction
Litigation against parties from EU member states
Matters to consider in an international arbitration
Mediation of international commercial disputes
Index