Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Editor's Foreword


Harold G. Maier

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This issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law includes two presentations to the 1972 Symposium of the Vanderbilt International Law Society and Regional Meeting of the American Society of International Law. First, Henry Harfield of the New York Bar discusses the relevance of international and transnational law to international commercial transactions, with a special emphasis on the usefulness of the Uniform Customs and Practices for Commercial Documentary Credits. Secondly, Sheldon S. Cohen, a member of the District of Columbia Bar and past Commissioner of Internal Revenue, focuses on the United States tax implications of changing currency values. While four presentations to the Symposium and Regional Meeting initially had been selected to be revised and prepared for publication in this issue, unfortunate and adventitious circumstances prevented two of the addresses from being published. The untimely and tragic death of Professor Wolfgang Friedmann in New York early this fall precluded the final revision for publication of his address, "The Use of Joint Ventures in Foreign Investment," and delicate stages in the negotiation of an international monetary agreement prevented Michael Bradfield, Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, United States Department of the Treasury, from preparing for publication his presentation, "Foreign Trade Policy and International Monetary Settlement." To all those who have awaited the publication of these last two papers, the Journal expresses its sincere regrets.