"International Standard Banking Practice for the Examination of Documents Under Documentary Credits "(ISBP), explains how the practices articulated in ICC's Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits are applied in everyday practice by documentary credit practitioners around the world.
International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP) for the examination of documents under documentary credits, answers the most relevant questions practitioners have concerning how UCP 500, ICC's universally used rules on documentary credits, are to be integrated into day-to-day practice. The product of more than two years of work by the ICC Banking Commission, ISBP is based on the official Opinions issued by the Banking Commission in response to queries submitted by users of UCP 500. The text provides responses to the key questions relating to the examination of drafts, multimodal transport documents, insurance documents, certificates of origin and a range of other documents associates with letters of credit. This publication reflects international standard banking practice for all parties to a documentary credit. Figures show that 60%-70% of credits are rejected for discrepancies on first presentation. The new ISBP, by encouraging a uniformity of practice worldwide, is expected to cut these figures dramatically and, by doing so, to facilitate the flow of world trade.
The book elucidates the importance of a letter of credit in matters of trade finance. A letter of credit is an instrument that is used worldwide to facilitate the flow of trade finance. This book is ideal for beginners who are interested in the subject but do not possess a clear understanding of the basics of the letter of credit or adequate technical knowledge. It may also benefit bankers and students of international trade finance. It will help them build a strong foundation to help understand how to tackle difficult day to day transactions. The book explains the UCP 600 guidelines that govern letters of credit and the roles of the issuing bank, beneficiary, advising bank, nominated bank, confirming bank, applicant and so on. This book is not exhaustive as letter of credit is a vast subject and every single transaction carried out is unique. The book has been written keeping in mind the difficulties I faced while working at a bank and the experiences I have gained thus far, on my journey as a trade finance professional.
Case Studies on Documentary Credits under UCP 500 analyzes real cases involving ICC's Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, UCP 500. Taken from formal and informal queries submitted to the ICC, Case Studies sets out the facts of each case, poses the key questions to be answered and provides clear and detailed responses from the ICC. Each of the 33 case studies in this book is referenced to a specific Article of the UCP 500. Each case study is then presented in four parts: Background: Type of Credit, Application, Issuing Bank, Advising Bank, Negotiating Bank, Availability, Expiry Circumstances: Specific facts of the case Queries: Questions to be answered Answers to the Questio...
The Dictionary of International Trade has undergone a major update and expansion. With many pages of additional content, the book is now one-third dictionary and two-thirds encyclopedia. In addition to the revised A--Z section, there are 21 important appendices. New features include: - Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers- Illustrated Guide to Air Freight Containers- Illustrated Guide to Incoterms 2000- Illustrated Guide to Letters of Credit- IATA Codes Worldwide by Code and by Location- Security Section covering C-TPAT, FAST, PAPS, PARS, 24-Hour Rule and more.
ICC's popular Guide to Documentary Credit Operations offers a total explanation of the Documentary Credit process. It is a comprehensive and practical handbook on how ICC's Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits works on an everyday basis. Each stage of the documentary credit process is illustrated by colorful, easy-to-read diagrams and supported by concrete examples of how it applies in practice. Plus! ICC's Guide contains a unique combination of graphs, charts and sample documents to illustrate and highlight important points as well as a suggested checklist for documentary preparation and examination. Topics include: -- International Trade Considerations -- The Buyer's Object...
Bills of Lading and Bankers’ Documentary Credits provides a straightforward guide to the nuances and complexities of deals conducted under the documentary credit system. The book describes in detail the law applicable to and the practical workings of bankers' documentary credits as they are used in international sales and carriage of goods contracts in a way that is accessible to both lawyers and to businessmen who have to use these contracts on a day-to-day basis. In its fourth edition, Bills of Lading and Bankers’ Documentary Credits has been completely updated to take account of recent case law and developments including the UCP 600 as well as progress in electronic and other documentation since the last edition.
Between 2003 and 2011 Kim Christensen published a number of trade finance related articles in various magazines and websites. July 2011 Kim Christensen changed name to Kim Sindberg. This book presents the majority of feature articles written by Kim Christensen. For each article a fresh comment has been written for the purpose of providing background, context and additional information.