Business Guide to Trade and Investment

Business Guide to Trade and Investment
Volume 1 – International Trade
by Arthur E. Appleton and Patrick F.J. Macrory

Volume 1 of this series introduces business interests to the international and regional rules applicable to trade in goods and services, as well as to aspects of trade such as intellectual property rights and dispute settlement. Businesses that have an understanding of the history of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) will find it easier to appreciate how they can benefit economically from the international trade regime.

Volume 1 covers the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to the world trading system, economic and political benefits of trade, structure and functioning of the WTO
  • Fundamental rules governing international trade
  • Customs issues including how customs authorities determine the amount of duties due on imports
  • Non-tariff barriers
  • WTO rules relating to subsidies
  • How industries can obtain relief from imports causing them harm
  • Rules applicable to trade in agricultural goods
  • Government procurement
  • Export Controls and Sanctions
  • Rules applicable to Trade in Services, IP rights
  • How disputes are settled in the WTO and regional trade agreements

The book also includes case studies showing how particular industries have used the rules to open foreign markets or to protect themselves from injurious imports.

The authors have worked hard to simplify the complex and technical subjects of trade and investment to make them more accessible. Technical subjects have been broken down into readily understandable language. Business guidance is provided in the form of Shaded Tip Boxes, as well as legal details in Text Boxes.

ICC Publication No. 781E
Paperback, 2017 Edition
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-92-842-0377-2

ICC Guide to Export/Import 2018

ICC Guide to Export/Import 2018
Global Business Standards & Strategies
By Guillermo C. Jimenez

Now in its 5th edition, this Guide has introduced a generation of international trade professionals to the essential rules and standard practices of the export import trade.

This thoroughly-revised edition includes up-to-date coverage of such crucial topics as:

  • Export Contracts
    Which documents are used to create and fulfill an export import contract?
    How do you properly use a pro forma invoice, purchase order, bill of lading, letter of credit, etc.?
  • Incoterms® 2010 rules
    Which Incoterms® rules are currently valid and which have been ruled obsolete?
    Which Incoterms® rules are used for general transport and which for maritime transport?
  • Dispute Resolution and ADR
    What is the difference between international litigation and international commercial arbitration? How do parties agree to arbitration under the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICA)?
    What are the procedures at the ICA?
  • UCP 600
    What rules apply to letters of credit?
    What about standby letters of credit?
    Demand guarantees?
    What special rules apply to electronic documents and electronic letters of credit?
  • International Transport
    What different types of transport service providers are available for export import?
    What is the difference between a freight forwarder and a consolidator or NVOCC?
    How do you properly insure cargo for maximum coverage?
  • International Business Contracts
    How do you negotiate an international agency, distributorship, franchise, or trademark licensing contract?
    What are the ICC Model Contracts?
    What other international business contracts should you understand?
  • E-Commerce
    What do exporters and importers need to know about the Internet and e-commerce?
  • Intellectual Property
    How do exporters and importers protect their intellectual property rights internationally?

ICC Publication No. 790E, 5th Edition
Paperback, 2018 Edition
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-92-842-0423-6

International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP 2013)

International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP 2013)
By ICC Banking Commission
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This new ISBP is the most up to date and comprehensive guide to handling and examining trade documents under documentary credits.  Completely revised, ISBP 2013 enables to apply banking practices under UCP 600 to various trade documents, e.g., invoices, transport documents, bills of lading, and certificate of origin.  ISBP also addresses documents, not treated in previous editions:

  • Packing list
  • Weight list
  • Beneficiary certificate
  • Non-negotiable sea waybills
  • Analysis, inspection, health, quantity and quality certificate

 

ISBP is the best reference book in banking practices for international letters of credit documents subject to UCP 600. Use of ISBP has significantly reduced international discrepancies for documentary credits and is regularly used by banking, logistics, insurance, legal and corporate professionals and academics worldwide.  It is a great companion book with UCP 600.

INCOTERMS® 2010 Q&A

INCOTERMS® 2010 Q&A
Questions and expert ICC guidance on the Incoterms® 2010 rules
Edited by Emily O’Connor
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The latest in a series of best-selling books, INCOTERM® 2010 Q&A. This publication brings together expert guidance and practical tools to enable readers to use the Incoterms® rules to their strategic advantage. Helping users understand and benefit from ICC’s world-famous Incoterms® rules.

Containing answers to more than 80 real-life questions on Incoterms® rules posed by users, this publication will help readers to better understand Incoterms® rules, avoid costly mistakes and use the rules in the most efficient way.  Also, this publication includes additional materials and helpful guidance such as:

  • Frequently-asked general questions on the Incoterms® 2010 rules
  • Guidance Notes for each of the 11 Incoterms® 2010 rules
  • A comprehensive glossary of commonly-used trade terms
  • Flowcharts and checklists to help readers manage the relevant documents related to a sale or purchase

 

A practical “one-stop shop” for traders and those who advise them, Incoterms® 2010 Q&A can help avoid mistakes arising from dangerous inconsistencies between the contract of sale and related documents, such as letters of credit and contracts of carriage.

Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits

Buy Now2007 Revision, UCP 600
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Publication No. 600
Paperback, 2007 Edition, 72 pages
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-92-842-1257-6

Commercial letters of credit are the lifeblood of the international trade system and, for more than 70 years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has established the rules governing documentary credits worldwide. By a unanimous vote of 91 to 0, the ICC Banking Commission on October 25, 2006 approved UCP 600, ICC’s revised rules on documentary credits and how to use a letter of creditUCP 600 entered into force on July 1, 2007 and contains substantive changes to the existing rules that all international business professionals need to know.

New Provisions

  • A leaner set of rules, with 39 articles rather than 49 articles of UCP 500
  • A new section of definitions, containing terms such as “honor” and “negotiation”
  • A replacement of the term “reasonable time” with a definite number of days for examining and determining compliance of documents
  • A new provision concerning addresses of the beneficiary and the applicant
  • An expanded discussion of “original documents”
  • Re-drafted transport articles aimed at resolving confusion over the identification of carriers and agents.

The new UCP 600 also contains within the text the 12 articles of the eUCP, ICC’s supplement to the UCP governing presentation of documents in electronic or part-electronic form.

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ICC Guide to Export/Import Fifth Edition

Incoterms® 2010

Incoterms®2010
ICC Official Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms
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The first Incoterms® rules were released in 1936 by the International Chamber of Commerce.  They caused a sensation in the business world given that they represented a radically new concept in an industry regulated by local rules of law.  ICC’s Incoterms® help traders avoid misunderstandings by clarifying the costs, risks, and the allocation of certain responsibilities of buyers and sellers in contracts for the sale of goods.

International trade becomes more and more complex.  Therefore, universally used rules are essential to avoid misunderstandings and costly disputes.  Regularly incorporated into sales contracts worldwide, Incoterms® rules define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods.  Incoterms® 2010 continues a 70-year ICC tradition and reflects the latest developments in commercial practice and updates, and consolidates some of the former rules.  A new classification system divides the 11 Incoterms® rules into two distinct groups:

Rules for any mode of transport: EXW  FCA  CPT  CIP  DAT  DAP  DDP

Rules for waterway transport: FAS  FOB  CFR  CIF

In addition to the 11 rules, Incoterms® 2010 includes:

  • 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.