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  • ICC Digitalisation Working Group Update
    20/01/2021
    We have mentioned this Working Group on a number of previous occasions...
  • Mitigation of risk
    14/01/2021
    Mitigation of risk within trade finance has been addressed in past posts, but we thought it would be worthwhile to provide an updated blog...
  • eUCP versions – history and comparison
    05/01/2021
    We have addressed the eUCP on a number of occasions in the past, but believe it would be useful to outline how the rules have progressed from initial conception...
  • Strict Compliance – a recap
    10/12/2020
    It is noticeable that this subject appears to be re-surfacing in various parts of the world over recent times...
  • Final Opinions ‘Cyprus’ October 2020 (virtual)
    07/12/2020
    Five queries were received for discussion at the ICC Banking Commission meeting which was held virtually in October 2020...
  • Sea Waybills
    02/12/2020
    Unlike the bill of lading, sea waybills have a more modern history...
  • Artificial Intelligence
    26/11/2020
    Artificial Intelligence, more commonly known by its acronym AI, has been around longer than many would realise...
  • Automated Document Checking
    18/11/2020
    Under the auspices of the Digitalisation Working Group, the ICC Banking Commission has established a new sub-group looking at trade automation, with specific focus during the initial stages on the document checking function...
  • Harnessing the ICC eRules
    11/11/2020
    As mentioned in earlier blogs, the ICC Banking Commission released in July 2019 the eUCP version 2...
  • Suggestions for future ICC Guidance Papers
    04/11/2020
    We have outlined a few thoughts below, but have no doubt that there are many other issues on which practitioners would appreciate an in-depth clarification from the ICC Banking Commission...