The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the launch of the new rule changes to Incoterms® 2010 which will be kicked off during a September event in Paris. The official implementation of the new rules are scheduled to take place during January of 2011.
On September 27th – 29th, the ICC will hold a series of practical masterclasses on the Incoterms® 2010 rules and provide a detailed presentation of the new rule changes that will be incorporated into the new Incoterms® 2010.
This revision, the first since 2000, will aim to adapt changes that have occured in global trade over the last ten years. According the ICC website, the reason for the changes include:
“The importance of cargo security, the resulting new obligations on traders, developments in container transport, and the 2004 revision of the United States’ Uniform Commercial Code, which resulted in a deletion of the former US shipment and delivery terms.”
Although the book has not been officially released, details on the ICC website show that the most glaring changes to the 2010 version will be the elimination of 4 Incoterms® including, DDU, DEQ, DES, and DAF. Two new terms will be added; DAT and DAP, bringing the new total of Incoterms® to 11.
Incoterms® 2010 will be arranged into the following groups:
Any Mode of Transport
CIP – Carriage and Insurance Paid
CPT – Carriage Paid To
DAP – Delivered At Place
DAT – Delivered At Terminal
DDP – Delivered Duty Paid
EXW – Ex Works
FCA – Free Carrier
Sea and Inland Waterway Transport Only
CFR – Cost and Freight
CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight
FAS – Free Alongside Ship
FOB – Free On Board
In addition to the 11 rules, Incoterms®2010 will include:
* Extensive guidance notes and illustrative graphics to help users efficiently choose the right rule for each transaction;
* New classification to help choosing the most suitable rule in relation to the mode of transport;
* Advice for the use of electronic procedures;
* Information on security-related clearances for shipments;
* Advice for the use of Incoterms® 2010 in domestic trade
This interpretation is provided as a guide only.
Incoterms® are published by the International Chamber of Commerce and are available on their website and official publication “Incoterms® 2010″. For a complete and official overview please refer to the ICC’s publication.