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.

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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Incoterms® 2010 Wallchart

Incoterms® 2010 Wallchart
ICC Official Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms
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