One of the main problems with doing business across international frontiers—and especially online business is that it can be difficult to attain your legal rights or to exercise them in another country.
One of the problems with having dealings internationally that in the event of dispute, both parties claim they are in the right and the legal ramifications can be many. Even small online businesses doing business with suppliers in China or Japan may experience growing pains that can cause real problems trying to reach an amiable solution.
However, there are many ways around this situation for the savvy lawyer, including the widely used choice of law clause and the mutual arbitration /mediation or adjudication, which can help bypass this situation
When you are doing business across borders, the best way to accomplish good dispute resolution is to prevent the issue to begin with. That means that you need good and effective drafting of any contract under which you will be operating or at the very least you need an experienced attorney to review the contract prior to any signing taking place.
Before transacting with anyone online, it is essential that you are fully aware of their terms and conditions of service and ensure you clarify anything you'd like to see in the contract. If your proposals aren't accepted, you're far better to avoid transacting to avoid problems.
If you are considering working with other countries and entering into a contract with them, have that contract read and explained to you fully by an experienced legal representative who has your best interests at heart.