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.

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

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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?

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

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USCIB International Bookstore: ICC Court of Arbitration Bulletin

4976_image002ICC Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Volume 25, Number 2 just arrived in our bookstore.  Order by March 31st and save $10.00. The Bulletin provides legal practitioners, educators and the international business community with a wealth of authoritative information on ICC dispute resolution services and arbitration law.


  • ICC expert services
  • Legal and non-legal reasoning in ICC arbitral awards
  • ICC arbitral awards in oil and gas disputes involving MENA countries

In 2015, the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin is succeeded by the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.  Subscribers will receive 2 issues (hard copy), one in June and another one in December.  Reserve before April 15th and save 10%.

What’s new for the 2015 Bulletin?

  • Greater focus on ICC procedures
  • More content: over 100 pages of awards per issue
  • New content: procedural orders in every issue
  • Expert commentaries on ICC practice and procedure
  • Wider coverage to include all ICC dispute resolution procedures.

Tackling Corruption in Arbitration

Tackling Corruption in Arbitration
ICC Court of Arbitration Bulletin Supplement
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(offer ends May 20, 2014)

Corruption is a worldwide scourge.

With extracts from ICC Awards (2001-2009), this volume looks at arbitral tribunals which have or have not found evidence of corruption, the criteria on which such findings were based and the remedies applied.  Three accompanying articles provide commentary on these and other awards, discuss the use of circumstantial evidence in relation to corruption, and take stock of the international fight against corruption.

Contents include:

  • Recent Anti-Corruption Initiatives and their impact on Arbitration
  • Using Red Flags to Prevent Arbitration from Becoming a Safe Harbour for Contracts that Disguise Corruption
  • Dealing with Corruption in Arbitration: A Review of ICC Experience
  • Extracts from ICC Arbitral Awards Relating to Bribery and Corruption

Using Franchising to Take Your Business International

Using Franchising to Take Your Business International
Edited by Emily O’Connor
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(offer ends May 20, 2014)

Building an international network can bring great rewards of profits, and also increasing brand awareness.  Why, when and how a successful franchisor should go international are some of the questions addressed in this new book.  This guide will help you to decide whether to take the next step by outlining the difference between common law and civil law, as well as legislation in different countries and states.

Written in an accessible style, the text covers the myriad of legal and business questions a franchisor should consider in detail, i.e.

  • The steps to go international through franchising and the different contracts and agreements possible (Master Franchising, Area Development and Sub-Franchising)
  • Potential risks and pitfalls
  • Market and financial research
  • Legal planning (local laws, IP issues, public policy, laws with international application)
  • How to choose a candidate
  • Exit strategy

Handbook of ICC Arbitration

Handbook of ICC Arbitration
by Thomas H. Webster and Dr. Michael Bühler
Published by Sweet & Maxwell
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(offer ends May 31, 2014)

This handbook guide the users with expert analysis of the 2012 Rules based on first-hand experience as arbitrators, counsel and ICC Court members. It examines closely the diverse issues that can occur during an arbitration proceeding.  It also contains essential information related to arbitration on an international level with reference to published and unpublished awards, procedural orders, and many decisions of national courts.

About the authors

Thomas Webster is a Canadian lawyer admitted to practice in the U.S., France and England.  He specializes in the International Litigation and Arbitration, Mediation, International Business Transactions, Private Investments, also Business and Company Law in France and other European countries.

Michael Bühler is the head of litigation at the Paris office of Jones Day, and coordinates the firm’s international dispute resolution practice in Europe.  He concentrates on international commercial arbitration and international business transactions and has been practicing law in Paris since 1985.

Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts

Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts
By Fabio Bortolotti
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This newly updated Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts clarifies issues surrounding cross-border agreements and provides solutions to the complex problems they raise.

Written by Fabio Bortolotti, a world-renowned expert on contract law, this book analyzes in depth the negotiating process and offers insights into the basic requirements of a well-drafted contract, such as:

  • The choice of the applicable law
  • The choice of jurisdiction
  • International arbitration
  • The use of more international drafting techniques
  • Hardship, force majeure and liquidated damages


This publication also provides incisive commentary on the model contracts developed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration, Incoterms® 2010 and Unidroit Principles 2010.  It is a great help for negotiators, business people, lawyers and even students studying International Trade!

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration

Third Party Funding in International Arbitration
Co-Edited by Bernardo M. Cremades and Antonias Dimolitsa
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Arbitration proceedings can be very complex and costly.  How can you raise funds to cover those rising costs?  This publication, part of the popular Dossier Series by ICC Institute of World Business Law, provides a complete picture of the challenges and opportunities of third party funding.  It gives an overview of arbitration finance and covers delicate issues such as:

  • Risk management tools for respondents and issues for counsel
  • Disclosure, Joinder and Impact on Arbitral Proceedings
  • Third Party Funding in investor-state arbitration
  • Third Party Funding and collateral litigation
  • Third Party Funding and “Mass” Claims in Investment Arbitration


This publication analyzes some of the legal issues raised by such funding and the reactions it may arouse amongst international arbitration practitioners.

The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration

A Practical Commentary on the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration from the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

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Publication No. 729 Paperback 2012 Edition Approximately 450 pages Price: $160.00 ISBN: 978-92-842-0136-5

This Guide contains a detailed presentation and analysis of the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration and the practices employed in their application.  An easily accessible article-by-article commentary provides authoritative information on the purpose of each provision and how it is applied by the ICC Court, its Secretariat, arbitrators and parties.

Key Features:

  • Clarifies the practices of the ICC Court and its Secretariat
  • Describes the innovations and changes introduced in the 2012 Rules
  • Includes a line-by-line mark-up of the amendments made to the 1998 Rules
  • Alerts readers to considerations intended to help them conduct proceedings effectively
  • Provides statistics on many aspects of procedure
  • Gives useful tips on drafting arbitration clauses

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is a world leader in the resolution of international commercial and business disputes.  The arbitrations it administers are conducted in accordance with the ICC rules of Arbitration.  These Rules have recently been revised to address current needs in international trade and dispute resolution.

Authored by

  • Jason Fry, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
  • Simon Greenberg, Counsel in a leading international law firm and former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court.
  • Francesca Mazza, Secretary to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC Court.
  • With the assistance of Benjamin Moss, Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC Court.

Indispensable for parties, counsel, arbitrators and scholars, this Guide will help you better understand international commercial arbitration and the new Rules, and to draw the maximum benefit from ICC arbitration procedure.

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Incoterms2010 En Espanol Bilingual Version English-Spanish

Reglas de ICC para la Interpretación de los términos comerciales

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4514_image003Esta edición contiene las versiones en inglés y en español de los Incoterms® 2010. Las primeras reglas Incoterms® 2010 fueron creadas en 1936 por la Cámara Internacional de Comercio (ICC). Representando un concepto radicalmente nuevo en una industria regulada anteriormente por legislaciones locales, las reglas causaron sensación en el mundo de los negocios. Su novedad se hallaba en el hecho de que representaron el primer intento real de brindarle seguridad a las transacciones comerciales simplificando el contenido de los contratos internacionales. Incoterms® de ICC ayudan a los comerciantes a evitar malentendidos, dejando en claro la información sobre costos, riesgos y responsabilidades tanto de compradores como de vendedores en la entrega de bienes.

El comercio Internacional se vuelve cada vez más complejo. Por lo tanto, normas universalmente reconocidas son esenciales para evitar malentendidos y disputas costosas.  Regularmente incorporadas en los contratos de venta en todo el mundo, las reglas Incoterms ® definen las responsabilidades de los vendedores y compradores para la entrega de los bienes.  Incoterms ® 2010 continúa una tradición de 70 años de la ICC y refleja los últimos avances en las prácticas comerciales y las actualizaciones, consolidando algunas de las reglas anteriores. Un nuevo sistema de clasificación divide a los 11 Incoterms ® en dos grupos distintos:

Reglas para cualquier medio o medios de transporte: EXW  FCA  CPT  CIP  DAT  DAP  DDP

La nueva publicación de Incoterms® 2010, además de incluir las 11 reglas y una explicación de sus respectivos usos, viene con los siguientes elementos:

  • Notas y gráficas ilustrativas para ayudar a usuarios a elegir eficientemente la regla correcta para cada transacción.
  • Nueva clasificación para  ayudar a elegir la regla más conveniente en lo referente al modo de transporte.
  • Consejos para el uso de documentos electrónicos.
  • Información sobre las separaciones relacionadas con la seguridad para los envíos.
  • Consejos para el uso adecuado de las reglas Incoterms® 2010
    en el comercio doméstico.

***This edition contains both English and Spanish versions of Incoterms® 2010. For the English only version Click Here.

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