International Trade Practice

Course ID: SH17020210273EUC01
Discipline: Economics/International Trade
Registration recommendations: International undergraduate students
Prerequisites: International business system, Foreign trade of China
Lecture Hours & Credits: 32 leture hours/2 credits
Project year: 2016

School of international business


Associate Professor Zhang Shao-xuan receives Master Degree in Economics in Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). His teaching and research mainly focus on international trade, import and export practice of enterprises, procurement and sourcing. He has published several articles in academic journals and 4 books (as one of the authors) in China. He was the visiting scholar in FUDAN university from September 2011 to July 2012 and has been visited RMIT Australia for 6 months. He teaches in English for SUIBE undergraduate, overseas students and international exchange students.


Developing high quality and characteristic course is in progress in responding to the strategy of internationalization of SUIBE, this course provides overseas undergraduates and international exchange students with the fundamental theories, knowledge and skills of how to do international trade of goods in English, aims to help foreign students understand and master the content, rules and practices of international trade of goods, and cultivate talents who are familiar with international and Chinese trade development and environment, to promote international trade between China and other countries.


The course covers the procedures and contract contents of international trade of goods, systematically introduces the clauses of contract of international sales of goods, negotiation and establishment of contract and performance of contract, as well as the relevant international practices and law; Through learning of this course, students can understand the basic procedures and modes of international trade, know well the different issues in field of international trade, such as trade terms, cargo transportation, cargo insurance, trade payments, trade documentation and dispute settlement, etc., cultivate the skills to draw up a contract. Module 1 Introduction to international trade practice Module 2 Subject matter of Contract Module 3 International trade terms and price Module 4 International cargo transportation and insurance Module 5 Trade payments Module 6 Inspection, claim, force majeure and arbitration Module 7 Negotiation and establishment of contract Module 8 Performance of international trade contract

Textbooks and Reference Books

Export Practice and Management (5th Edition), by Alan Branch, ISBN: 978-7-04-039819-9, July 1, 2014, Higher Education Press, Beijing. Import and Export kit for dummies (3rd Edition), by John J. Capela, ISBN: 978-1-11-907967-5, October 2016, Hoboken, New Jersey. Exporting: The definitive guide to selling abroad profitable, by Laurel J. Delaney, ISBN: 978-1-43-025791-2, 2013, Apress, Berkeley: New York. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation (5th Edition), by Donna L., Bade, ISBN: 978-0-81-443475-8, February 18, 2015, American Management Association. Schmitthoff The Law and Practice of International Trade (12th Edition), by Carole Murray, David Holloway, Daren Timson-Hunt, ISBN: 978-0-41-404607-8, 2012, Sweet & Maxwell: Thomson Reuters, London.

Relatived Courses

China’s Social Security System and Its Reform

Applied Statistics

The Economics of Money and Banking