B-6-1- The International chamber of commerce and the 2010 Incoterms

6-1-1- The International chamber of commerce and the 2010 Incoterms : general

The international chamber of commerce is an international non-governmental organization. The ICC was created in 1920. It has more than 6000 members. Its role is to organize the rules of international commerce between Incoterms.

It relies on national committees and regional representation. It represents all countries and companies from all sectors.

6-1-2- The International chamber of commerce : missions

Its missions are to promote economic globalization, to create rules and tools and to help resolve litigation.

The ICC is also in charge of International Arbitration through the International Arbitration Court.

The ICC works with specialized committees. The objective of one of these commissions, the commission on international practices, is to establish the Incoterms. Another commission is the ICC commission on Banking Technique and Practice. It is in charge of creating Uniform customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (UCP 600).

6-1-3- The International chamber of commerce : the commission on international practices

Experts are constantly working to meet the needs of companies, accepting criticisms and suggestions.

It should be noted that the Incoterms are simplified and changed every 10 years. Companies should be aware of the latest changes and acquire a booklet provided for this purpose.