Step 9: Legal Considerations

Exporting exposes Caribbean businesses to unfamiliar laws and regulations. There are numerous international conventions, treaties and national, regional and municipal rules that can affect your ability to operate successfully in foreign markets such as the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Exporters may also encounter disputes with agents or distributors, clients or creditors. It is important to understand your rights and obligations when resolving disputes, selling goods or services and protecting intellectual property.

Please visit the Caribbean Court of Justice for dispute settlements.

Note: Original text from the Exporter Toolkit from the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA). The content has been updated for the Bahamas Trade Information Portal with permission of CEDA.

Legal issues to consider when exporting and appointing an agent

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