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Code, Custom, and Contract: The Uniform Commercial Code as Law Merchant

46 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2010  

James Ming Chen

Michigan State University - College of Law

Date Written: February 18, 2010

Abstract

Rooted in ancient and medieval mercantile experiences, the law of commercial transactions draws from private agreements, customs and usages, and legislation. In this century, three sources – contract, custom and code – have transcended national laws and legal institutions. Codification has occurred on an international scale. In particular, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Incoterms govern many international commercial transactions.

Keywords: UCC

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Chen, James Ming, Code, Custom, and Contract: The Uniform Commercial Code as Law Merchant (February 18, 2010). Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 27, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1555220

James Ming Chen (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )

318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

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