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International Trade Law in Singapore
Leading International Trade Law Firm in Singapore
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Singapore has grown to be a crux for foreign businesses, and international trade is front and center for the success this industry. Our lawyers are invested in the progress of business and commercial security in Singapore, therefore one of our highest priority is familiarizing ourselves with the latest policies and laws of international trade. Our experience as one of Singapore’s leading international trade law firm means that we are fully equipped to provide you with expert legal advice on all matters relating to your international trade endeavours.
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Our accredited lawyers are here to ensure that your legal proceedings on international trade are handled efficiently and fairly.
What are Singaporean laws governing the International Sale of Goods
In Singapore, contracting parties are governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The CISG attempts to bridge the gap between different legal systems around the world by creating a uniform law for international sale of goods. The CISG applies in Singapore when both parties hold their businesses in different Contracting States. Singapore later became a party to the CISG and is now bound to its international laws that pertain to imports, shipping, and insurance. Singapore has also adopted an implementing statute that makes the CISG part of Singapore law—the Sale of Goods Act.
Singapore’s Sale of Goods Act imposes some responsibilities on the seller which are automatically included in every contract of sale. One of the terms is that the sold goods must be of satisfactory quality. There are a variety of terms that allow either the seller or consumer to seek legal proceedings, which is why having the right team of lawyers to legally support your business in any lawsuit is essential to a smooth exchange between different countries.
Our international trade lawyers at I.R.B. Law commit themselves to informing clients thoroughly about the latest updates in policies regarding Singapore trade law. We will inform you of all things related to your international trade endeavours including, but not limited to, import and export laws as well as civil and criminal penalties repercussions of violations. We wish for you to be successful, so we hope to stand by you in your legal course of international trade.
Our lawyers can help you gain in-depth insight about the rules of CISG and the World Trade Organisation. Apart from aiding your comprehension on international trade law and providing appropriate guidance, we will assist you with assessment and briefing of rules relating to goods classification. This will ensure you get the proper import or export permits you need from the Singapore customs.
If your business should become immersed in an international trade lawsuit, our lawyers can provide professional advice and come up with appropriate resolution methods. Also due to our encompassing knowledge on international trade law, our lawyers adeptly operate for both sides. We give professional advice to Singaporean companies doing foreign trade as well as foreign businesses conducting trade in Singapore.
I.R.B. Law LLP is recognised as a team of leading Singapore international trade lawyers, holding a credible record of success toward fighting for our clients in all troubles they encounter in international trade.
Should you be in a position where you may need our help, please do not hesitate to contact us at Hello@irblaw.com.sg or call at 6298 2537.