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Incoterms 2010 is the current agreed set of 11 terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce. These do not constitute contract or govern law, but are used to reduce uncertainty in the responsibilities expected from buyers and sellers during freight deliveries. They are commonly used in sales contracts worldwide, and should be considered before any delivery is agreed to or takes place.

Incoterms are accepted and understood by governments and authorities across the world. They identify which party is responsible for the cargo at each stage of a delivery, and dictate how the goods should be delivered, who needs to pay what, and who is responsible for the stages of the delivery such as loading and unloading.

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For ease, we have divided them into terms that refer to deliveries taking place on sea and inland waterway, and those which can apply to any mode of transport.

Rules for any mode of transport

Incoterms – what you need to know

You must remember to confirm with your trade partner that you are both using the same incoterms, and that you are either using the same publications to define the terms, or that you at least agree on the same definitions.

Incoterms are an essential part of modern trade, almost serving as an international language. While the terms are not bound by law, courts and authorities across the world recognise them, making it simpler to settle legal disputes if any unfortunately arise.

As part of our service we will help you with incoterms so that you can negotiate the best deals with your suppliers. One of the best ways to ensure that you are using the right incoterms is to hire a reliable, knowledgeable, experienced freight management and haulage company for all pallet deliveries.

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