Trade and commerce are central to the wealth of nations. International and cross-border by nature, they require international rules. In response, a complex framework of rules have been developed to regulate the field, with some gaining global acceptance. Rules around the sales and carriage of goods, services, financing and security, underline transnational commercial activity. These rules are made up of international treaties and soft law. This important new commentary provides in-depth article-by-article analyses of the legislation in the field of trade and commerce. Conventions and legislation covered includes: the CISG plus Limitation Convention; the UNIDROIT Principles; the Montreal Convention; the Commercial Agents Directive; the Late Payment Directive and the Cape Town Convention. This commentary takes an innovative approach by placing the different frameworks in the applied context they operate in within commercial practice. Rigorous and comprehensive, this is an essential guide for all in world of international commerce.