15 August 2022

Call for Expert - International Sales Contracts

Type of job: 
Part time
Legal Service
05 - Negotiable
Job description: 

Call for Expert | Guidelines Update: Sales Contracts

The EU SME Centre is looking for one expert in the field of international sales contracts, to update existing guidelines in the field written by the EU SME Centre in 2016. Specifically:

Content of the report

The Guidelines were written in 2016 and are available at:

The Guidelines need to be updated to make them aligned with recent regulatory as well as business developments in both the EU and China. The updated Guidelines can reflect the same structure as the previous ones, although changes and/or expansions are welcome, for instance including data-related provisions, case studies, etc.


A first draft of the guidelines must be submitted to the EU SME Centre by Friday 30 September 2022. The EU SME Centre will revert within two weeks with feedback and requests. The final version of the guidelines is expected to be published by the end of October 2022.

Following the publication of the guidelines, a launch webinar will be organised by the EU SME Centre during which the expert will introduce the content of the guidelines. No logistics/organisational efforts will be needed from the expert.

Education Background: 

Application process

Interested applicants should write an email to the EU SME Centre’s Business Advisor Alessio Petino at:, including:

  • A short proposal of the guidelines, including an overview of main updates and new additions to be made to the guidelines (maximum 1 page)
  • Previous experience in the field
  • A quotation of workdays and fees required

The EU SME Centre will choose the most competitive proposal. The quality of each application will be evaluated based on the three bullet points above and each candidate will receive a reply from the EU SME Centre.

Application deadline

Friday 12 August 2022

Company Info: 

About the EU SME Centre

The EU SME Centre ( is an EU-funded initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European SMEs, getting them ready to do business in China. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online. From first-line advice to in-depth technical solutions, we offer services through:  

  • Knowledge Centre: Containing nearly 200 comprehensive market reports, guidelines and case studies available to download from our website. 
  • Advice Centre: Saving your time, money and providing reassurance that you have the right information to support your business decisions. 
  • Training Centre: Offering training programmes both face-to-face and online to plug the knowledge and skills gaps of SMEs entering the China market. 
  • SME Advocacy Platform: Providing a coherent, consistent and consolidated voice for European small businesses in China

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