INCOTERMS

  

Definition

International commercial terms. Thirteen terms of sale accepted worldwide in assignment of costs and responsibilities between the buyer and the seller. Proposed, updated, and copyrighted by the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC), they serve as global standards for uniform interpretation of common contract clauses in international trade. The last revision (1999) is named 'INCOTERMS 2000.' In brief these terms are (1) C&F (Cost And Freight), (2) CIF (Cost, insurance, And Freight), (3) Delivered At Frontier, (4) Delivered Duty Paid, (5) Ex quay, (6) Ex ship, (7) Ex works, (8) FAS (Free Alongside Ship), (9) FOB (Free On Board), (10) FOB Airport, (11) FOR/FOT (Free On Rail/Free On Truck), (12) Free carrier, (13) Free Carriage Paid To and Free Carriage Paid To And insurance.

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