75% of arbitration cases referred to the International Chamber of Commerce resulted from the incorrect use of INCOTERMS 2000.
ONLY those who are accredited by the International Chamber of Commerce to train the Incoterms® 2010 Rules have been given EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS to equip companies to minimise risks, capitalise on the opportunities and to award the ICC Certificates.
CAUTION ISSUED BY ICC HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS “BEWARE OF NON ACCREDITED ICC TRAINING”
An extract of the letter recently sent directly from the ICC to non accredited organisations is provided below:-
“It has come to our notice that you are promoting courses on the Incoterms® 2010 Rules using the Incoterms® 2010 logo and claiming that these are accredited by ICC (see attached). We have no record of having either authorised you to use the Incoterms® 2010 logo, which is an ICC trademark, or given ICC accreditation to your organization for training. Unless you are able to provide evidence of such authorisation or accreditation, we request you immediately cease:-
- using the Incoterms® 2010 logo; and
- claiming that your courses are accredited by ICC
in any promotional materials, communications or web pages relating to services or products from your organization. We look forward to confirmation from you by 22 February 2011 that you have taken this action.
Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Substantial changes to the Incoterms® 2010 Rules place Importers, Exporters, Freight Forwarders and Shipping Practitioners at great risk if they do not understand the correct application in many areas including Chain of custody; Insurance; Loss of control of goods; Security; Guidance Notes; Enhanced status of electronic documents; and much more..