The screens that follow are a sample taken from an ISBP module that forms part of an extensive training suite covering basic, intermediary and advanced. interpreted the UCP + ISBP when working with a letter of credit, and if no previous jurisprudence is available (in the form of an. Opinion) they can ask the ICC. The Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP) is a set of rules on the This practice has been standardized by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) by application of the principles contained in the ISBP, including subsequent revisions thereof, will continue during the time UCP is in force.

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International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP) – Corrigenda

However, the Task Force that prepared Publication No. The use of multiple type styles or font sizes or handwriting in the same document does not, by itself, signify a correction or alteration. For example, if the document isnp three corrections numbered 1, 2 and 3, one statement, such as “Correction numbers 1, 2 and 3 above authorized by XXX” or similar, will satisfy the requirement for authentication.

Dates may be expressed in different formats, e. If it does not occur between these two airports, unloading and reloading icd not considered to be transhipment.

Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits

A UCP article 19 transport document must indicate the number of originals that have been issued. An Introduction to eUCP. Highlights Included In this volume, users will find guidance on how to deal with documents covering at least two different modes of transport UCP article 19 ; insurance documents and coverage UCP article 28 ; transferable credits UCP article 38 and a broad range of other issues covered in the iicc rules.

Unless required by the credit, an invoice need not be signed or dated. If an agent signs a multi-modal transport document on behalf of the carrier, the isp must be identified as agent and ibsp identify on whose behalf it is signing, unless the carrier has been identified elsewhere on the multi-modal transport document. It is the expectation of the Drafting Group and the Banking Commission that the application of the principles contained in the ISBP, including subsequent revisions thereof, will continue during the time UCP is in force.


If a credit does not stipulate a notify party, the respective field on the transport document may be left blank or completed in any manner. Copies of UCP article 24 transport documents do not need to include any signature on, or authentication of, any alterations or corrections that may have been made on the iisbp.

A goods description in charter party bills of lading may be shown in general terms not in conflict with that iabp in the credit. Shipment on more than one aircraft is a partial shipment, even if the aircraft leave on the same day for the same destination. A signature need not be handwritten. If a credit does not state a notify party, the respective field on the air transport document may be left blank or completed in any manner.

The terms of a credit are independent of the underlying transaction even if a credit expressly refers to that transaction. With respect to rail waybills, the practice of many railway companies is to provide the shipper or consignor with only a duplicate often a carbon copy duly authenticated isvp the railway company’s stamp. If a issbp transport document is issued to order or to order of the shipper, it must be endorsed by the shipper.

If a credit requires that a UCP article 24 transport document show that freight has been iwbp or is payable at destination, the transport document must be marked accordingly. Any document, including a certificate of analysis, inspection certificate and pre-shipment inspection certificate, may be dated after the date of shipment. The applicant bears the risk of any ambiguity in its instructions to issue or amend a credit.

For the content of the Policy Statement refer to the Appendix of the publication. The identification of airports ic the use of IATA codes instead of writing out the name in full e.

Corrections and alterations of information or data in documents, other than documents created by the beneficiary, must appear to be authenticated by the party who issued the document or by a party authorized by the issuer to do so. Clean Charter Party Bills of Lading It can sometimes be difficult to determine from the wording of a credit whether it requires an original or a copy, and to determine whether that requirement is satisfied by an original or a copy.


Facsimile signatures, perforated signatures, stamps, symbols such as chops or any electronic or mechanical means of authentication are sufficient.

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The calculation of tenor and maturity dates, as shown above, would also apply to credits designated as being available by deferred payment, i. The content of a document must appear to fulfil the function of the required document. In some countries a draft showing corrections or alterations will not be iabp even with the drawer’s authentication.

Risks to Be Covered Expressions such as “shipping documents”, “stale documents acceptable”, “third party documents acceptable” and “exporting country” should not be used as they are not defined in UCP Clean Air Transport Documents If it is the intention of the issuing bank that the transport or other documents may show a shipper other than the beneficiary, the clause is not necessary because it is already permitted by sub-article 14 k.

If a credit states that costs additional to freight are not acceptable, icf charter party bill of lading must not indicate that costs additional to the freight have been or will be incurred. Where it was felt appropriate, paragraphs that appeared in Publication No.

If a pre-printed “Shipped on board” charter party bill of lading is presented, its issuance date will be deemed to be the date of shipment unless it bears an on board notation, in which event the date of the on board notation will be deemed to be the date of shipment whether or not the on board date is before or after the issuance date of the document.