The Canadian Chamber of Commerce—as ICC Canada, Canada’s national committee for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) — is preparing for the launch of Incoterms® 2020. This new edition of the Incoterms® rules will become available in September 2019 and will take effect as of January 1, 2020. The new rules will reflect the changing economic landscape since the release of Incoterms® 2010 and will provide specific guidance to individuals participating in the import and export of goods.
What Are Incoterms® Rules?
ICC’s Incoterms® rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the trade of goods. Whether you are filing a purchase order, packaging and labelling a shipment for freight transport or preparing a certificate of origin at a port, the Incoterms® rules are there to guide you on the costs, risks and obligations for your business.
For more information about Incoterms®, please visit the ICC’s Incoterms® Rules page.
To help Canadian businesses get up to speed on the Incoterms® 2020 changes and what they mean, the Canadian Chamber and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) are working with local chambers of commerce, world trade centres, economic development agencies and other associations to deliver in-person training across Canada.
The Incoterms® 2020 course offered by the Canadian Chamber and FITT will be the only in-class training in Canada that is done by trainers who are officially recognized by the International Chamber of Commerce.
Purchasing Incoterms® 2020
Incoterms® 2020 products, such as print and digital copies of the publication and printed copies of the pocket guide and the wallchart, are available for purchase through the ICC website here.