n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The important role of private international law in harmonising international sales law

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



Global and regional harmonisation or unification of international trade law forms the subject of a vast and ever-growing body of legal literature. The need for regional harmonisation in this field is universally acknowledged, the main arguments in favour thereof centring on the reduction of transaction, compliance and enforcement costs, on the one hand, and improved regional economic growth, on the other. This article will address one of most important constituent parts of the harmonisation of international trade law - the harmonisation or unification of international sales law.

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