ISBP BPO. UCP. Letters of Credit. CDCS. ICC Opinions. Guarantees. Collections. ISP Supply Chain. Financing. Reimbursements. Incoterms. Forfaiting. Since the approval of International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP) by the While the named port of loading, as required by the credit, should appear in. ISP 98 d. Because a standby is documentary, an issuer’s obligations depend on the presentation of documents and an examination of.

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Unit price sif any, and currency shown in the invoice must agree with that shown in the credit. If not, they have the following meaning under international standard banking practice: For example, a iisbp requirement for a “Packing List” may also be satisfied by a document containing packing details whether titled “Packing Note”, “Packing and Weight List”, etc. For drafts drawn “at XXX days sight”, the maturity date is established as follows: For example, details of the goods may be stated in a number of areas within the invoice which, when collated together, represent a description of the goods corresponding to that in the credit.

An invoice must evidence the value of the goods shipped or services or performance provided. If a credit states “House air issbp is acceptable” or “Freight Forwarder’s air waybill is acceptable” or uses a similar phrase, then the air transport document may be signed by a freight forwarder in the capacity of a freight forwarder without the need to identify itself as a carrier or agent for a named carrier.

Where examples are given, these are solely for the purpose of illustration and are not exhaustive.

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If a bill of lading states that the goods in a container are covered by that bill of lading plus one or more other bills of lading, and the bill of lading states that all bills of lading must be surrendered, or words of similar effect, this means that all bills of lading related to that container must be presented in order for the container to be released.

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 The ISBP, as it is commonly called, provided an intelligent checklist of items document checkers could refer to in determining how ICC’s rules on documentary credits, at the time called UCPapplied in daily practice.

A goods description in the transport document may be shown in general terms not in conflict with that stated in the credit. Insurance documents must appear to have been issued and signed by insurance companies or underwriters or their agents or proxies.


This publication reflects international standard banking practice for all parties to a documentary credit. This publication and the UCP should be read in their entirety and not in isolation. Airports of Departure and Destination The hope and expectation that surrounded the development of eUCP has failed the UCP and it will remain as a supplement albeit slightly amended to identify its relationship with UCP If a credit requires a rail or inland waterway ksbp document, the transport document presented will be accepted as an original whether or not it is marked as an original.

A UCP article 19 transport document must indicate the number of originals that have been issued. How the Draft is Drawn Where a credit calls for a copy iebp a transport document and indicates the disposal instructions for the original of that transport document, an original transport document will not be acceptable.

ISP 98- International Standby Practices

Documents issued in more than one original may be marked “Original”, “Duplicate”, “Triplicate”, “First Original”, “Second Original”, etc. Retrieved from ” https: Clean Air Transport Documents ICC, which was established inhad as its primary objective facilitating the flow of international trade at a time when nationalism and protectionism threatened the easing of world trade.

Original bills of lading must be signed in the form described in UCP sub-article 20 a i and indicate the name of the carrier, identified as the carrier. At the time UCP is implemented, there will be an updated version of the ISBP to bring its contents in line with the substance and style of the new rules.

If a credit prohibits partial shipments and more than one set of original multi-modal transport documents are presented covering shipment, dispatch or taking in charge from one or more points of origin as specifically allowed, or within the geographical area or range stated in the creditsuch documents are acceptable, provided that they cover the movement of goods on the same means of conveyance and same journey and are destined for the same destination. Such authentication must appear to have been made by the owner, charterer, master captain or any of their agents who may be different from the agent that may have issued or signed itprovided they are identified as an agent of the owner, charterer or the master captain.

Clauses or notations that do not expressly declare a defective condition of the goods or packaging e. For example, banks do not require a signature in the area titled “Signature of shipper or their agent” or similar phrases commonly found on transport documents, such as air way bills or road transport documents. Issuers of Certificates of Origin 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 the word “clean” appears on an air transport document and has been deleted, the air transport document will not be deemed to be claused or unclean unless it specifically bears a clause or notation declaring that the goods or packaging are defective.

Copies of air transport documents do not need to include any signature of the carrier or agent or shipper, even if required by the credit to appear on the original air transport documentnor any authentication of any alterations or corrections that may have been made on the original. The term “carrier” need not appear at the signature line provided the transport document appears to be signed by the carrier or an agent on behalf of the carrier, if the carrier is otherwise identified as the “carrier” on the transport document.

ISP98 Standby letters of credit are usually subject to the same rules as commercial documentary credits, that is, UCP Contents of Certificates of Origin A signature on a company letterhead paper will be taken to be the signature of that company, unless otherwise stated. Retrieved 17 March The ISBP was approved in and revised inmaking the documentary credit process easier and even more secure.

Detailed mathematical calculations in documents will not be checked by banks. In a multi-modal transport, transhipment will occur, i. The UCP is utilized by bankers and commercial parties in more than countries in trade finance.

Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits

Percentage and Amount If a credit requires presentation of an air transport document covering an airport-to-airport shipment, UCP article 23 is applicable. A statement that the packaging “is not sufficient for the sea journey” would not be acceptable.

Non-negotiable copies of bills of lading do not need to include any signature on, or authentication of, any isp or corrections that may have been made on the original. If the content of a document indicates that it requires a signature to establish its validity e. Corrections and Alterations 9.

An insurance document must be issued isgp the currency of, and, as a minimum for, the amount required by the credit. In the event that more than one set of bills of lading are presented and incorporate different dates of shipment, the latest of these dates of shipment will be taken for the calculation of any presentation period and must fall on or before the latest shipment date specified in the credit.