Many small companies are now engaged in international trade, but don’t have access to the necessary contract forms to protect themselves. ITC and leading legal experts developed eight generic contract templates that incorporate internationally recognized standards and laws for most small business situations.
The contract templates provide practical ways to secure international business for small firms and bridge many legal and cultural traditions by harmonizing recurring legal provisions common to most international contracts.
These templates are for key trade activities such as the sale of goods, distribution, services, joint ventures, and more. They were originally published in ITC’s 2010 book: Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business.
This contract template is for two parties who wish to form an alliance or collaboration. Every contract situation is different, and this model provides a series of options to help users tailor the contract to their specific needs.
This International Alliance model contract suggests:
Contract templates are general frameworks only. They must be tailored to the specific circumstances of the alliance or collaboration.
This Joint Venture model contract is applicable if the conditions below apply. If the JVC is more complex than this, then use the “Long Form JVC Contract”.The template assumes and includes:
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