The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: What Importers and Exporters Need to Know
Webinar: 1 CES/ CCS Credit
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) governs sales of any goods across borders. The CISG contains key differences from the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs sales of goods within the U.S.-- differences that can drastically affect the outcome of a sale, often with surprising results. The CISG applies to all imports of good into the United States, including medical devices, fresh produce, and textiles. This webinar will highlight what importers and exporters should look out for when dealing with this powerful treaty.
- when the CISG applies
- key differences between the CISG and the Uniform Commercial Code and the practical effects of these differences
- dealing with unwritten agreements or unwritten changes to agreements
- handling conflicting terms and conditions in purchase orders between the seller and buyer
Tiffany Comprés is Of Counsel to Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office.
Ms. Comprés handles cross-border transactions and disputes, with particular expertise in fresh produce and art/antiquities in international trade. Her fluency in four languages and practice experience in Italy, France and the United States uniquely situate her to help clients in these historically “handshake” businesses to protect their interests in today’s compliance-focused environment. Using pragmatic approaches to deal making while also taking the long view, she is able to assist in building relationships in industries where repeat business is essential.
Ms. Comprés has been active in the fresh produce industry for more than 20 years and has first-hand knowledge of the business as both a buyer and a seller. She is skilled at negotiating and drafting agreements for the transfer of fresh produce across borders, including distribution agreements, consignment agreements and grower’s agent agreements. She also has substantial experience with the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which protects sellers of fresh produce to the U.S. market. She represents clients in PACA-related matters in federal court, before Department of Agriculture administrative courts and in international arbitration.