Courses & Units

International Trade Regulation and Practice BFA603


This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental regulatory framework within which international trade is conducted and with a grasp of the core topics and practices. Students will develop knowledge of the interaction of domestic principles, regulations and practices with the international regulations and practices governing international trade. Topics will include practice in import and export, transport, banking and insurance documentation including types of contract, bills of exchange and bills of lading, protection of intellectual property, dispute resolution, conflict of laws, GATT and UNCITRAL.


Unit name International Trade Regulation and Practice
Unit code BFA603
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Mr John Streeter
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain the regulatory framework and associated practices within which international trade is conducted.
  • Explain the principal characteristics of major items of regulation and documentation involved in international trade and the practices developed for management and compliance.
  • Rationalise, critique and communicate information concerning major international treaties and conventions which have an impact upon aspects of international trade regulation, practice and procedure.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080311 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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AssessmentTest or quiz (15%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (50%)|Debate (15%)|Assignment (20%)
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