Understanding your international business needs
Wynn Williams has a close involvement with the export sector in New Zealand.

We have expertise in the legal aspects of agency, distribution and licensing systems and the international sale of goods. Our strong local presence also means we are ideally placed to assist offshore businesses trading into New Zealand or looking to establish themselves.




The Importance of a Written International Sale of Goods Contract

Exporters may complete numerous successful trades with buyers without the existence of a written contract.  Despite this, there are practical reasons why a written contract can assist the parties both during and after their negotiations.

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International Sale of Goods

If you import or export goods, the chances are you will have been involved in a contract that is subject to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG for short). The Convention governs thousands of contracts each year but surprisingly many people don’t know about it.

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The Fine Print Can Make or Break a Deal

In most circumstances transactions between exporters and their customers go off without a hitch.  Even if there is no formal written agreement between them or the documentation setting out the details of the transaction is inadequate, most parties will work through any issues to reach an agreeable solution.  Nevertheless, disputes about what the parties actually agreed can sometimes occur.

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PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
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