Understanding International Business Law

Understanding International Business Law

Trade law is already a complex concept. Running a business comes with plenty of regulations, policies, and strict processes – and that’s before you start to consider going international. When it comes to growing your company outside of your own country, international business law comes into play, and everything quickly becomes a whole lot more difficult to navigate.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go into the world of international commerce blind. Continue reading to better understand the basics of international business law, what makes it so important, and how you can set your business up for global success.


For personalized advice, contact our team at J Mishkin Law today.

What is International Business Law?

The term ‘international business’ is rather broad. Essentially, this phrase refers to all business activities that involve a cross-border transaction between two or more nations. Simply put, it’s all business taking place internationally – but what exactly does that mean?

Any commercial transaction of goods, services, and resources between countries or between businesses that operate in different countries comes with a set of complicated regulations. Whether you’re operating your business in investments, sales, transportation, private transactions, or any other commercial interchange, international trade law applies to your work. International business law is a specific subsection of law that navigates the legality of cross-border business.

Why You Need to Understand International Business Law

Operating businesses internationally is far more complex than keeping your work within your own country. Though there is plenty of profit and growth to be made from expanding your business across your borders, there is a plethora of complications and regulations you need to know in order to do so successfully and legally. International business law builds on top of basic business law concepts, expanding this foundational knowledge into a global arena.

International business law directly focuses on economics and the law in terms of international commerce, tariffs and taxes, licensing processes, and intricate regulations in place between governments and multinational companies. There is nothing optional when it comes to prioritizing international trade law as you operate your business. Any trade agreement between two countries must meet all the specific regulations in place within each nation’s interpretation of business law. If anything is missed, your business will pay the price.

The Complexities of International Law

Part of what makes international business law so much more complicated than standard commercial law is the significant variation between parties. Business law varies by jurisdiction. Each nation will have its own interpretation, set of expectations, and specific regulations that must be followed when conducting cross-border business. Understanding the law within your own country is only one small part of the process – you need to understand all the variables that come with every country you wish to work with.

As well as providing trade agreements, international business law is needed to administer, regulate, and deliver licenses to conduct business in a foreign nation. To be able to partake in any transaction of a specific good or service, licensing requirements will be necessary. From tangible to intellectual property, different types of international licensing will be necessary for an exchange between parties, and an international business law expert will be needed to ensure the right processes take place.

Seeking Advice From an Expert

As you can probably tell, international trade law is no simple thing. If you’re looking to expand your business or better your cross-border commerce practices, you don’t need to tackle this task alone. By studying both economics and law, an attorney who specializes in international business law will be the best person for the job. They will be able to work with an analytical approach to consider the legal and economic aspects of any particular possible in relation to international commerce.

By taking the burden off your shoulders, you can rest assured that you’re protecting your business and setting yourself up for legal and commercial success. Trust an experienced expert to consider the economic impacts of specific transitions, the effects of policies, and the intricate coordination of differing international regulations.

Contact J Mishkin Law to Get Your Questions Answered

Looking for a business lawyer to advise your operations? Look no further. Here at J Mishkin Law, we partner with companies of all sizes to help strengthen their approach to business law and answer all legal questions they may have. If you’re searching for some extra guidance regarding international business law, or have some questions you need answered, we’re ready to lend a hand. Contact our friendly team today to speak with a business lawyer.


Jonathan Mishkin

Jonathan D. Mishkin focuses his practice on tax/trust controversy, estate planning, taxation and closely-held business advisory services with offices in Portland, Bend and West Linn. Drawing on deep experience gained inside both large accounting firms and large law firms, Mr. Mishkin capably advises and counsels individuals, families and their businesses, and trusts/trustees.


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