International Commercial Terms, also known as Incoterms, are a series of terms of sale that apply worldwide. Incoterms determine the allocation of costs and obligations of the seller and the buyer. These rules are updated every ten years. In Incoterms 2010, the number of rules has been reduced from 13 to 11 in comparison to Incoterms 2000. In Incoterms 2020, 11 rules divided into groups C, D, E and F still apply. Below we present you changes that will enter into force on January 1, 2020, known as Incoterms 2020. Check the differences between Incoterms 2010 and Incoterms 2020.
International Incoterms commercial rules set the terms of sale and purchase. International Chamber of Commerce introduces modifications every decade to clarify ambiguities and adapt the rules to changes in international trade. Currently, the Incoterms 2010 rules are in force, but the proposals for Incoterms 2020 changes have already been presented. ICC will announce the set of new rules at the end of 2019. On January 1, 2020 they will come into force. Knowledge of them is crucial when placing an order and signing a contract with a Chinese partner. We describe the planned changes so that you can prepare for the introduction of Incoterms 2020.