Carriage of Goods and International Trade Law

Research and analytical work in relation to the law of carriage of goods and international trade covers a range of different issues, with a particular focus on (i) carriage of goods by sea and multimodal transport, including most recently "The Rotterdam Rules 2008"; (ii) aspects of air law; (iii) transport documents and their electronic equivalents; as well as (iv)) other legal aspects of international trade, particularly sale of goods on shipment terms (CIF and FOB).

It should also be noted that a number of international conventions in the field of commercial maritime law were negotiated and adopted or substantively prepared under the auspices of UNCTAD. In addition, various sets of non-mandatory rules were adopted under the auspices of UNCTAD.