The ICC Model International Sale Contract is a time-saving guide for
traders, importers, lawyers and all parties involved in these important
international transactions. Providing clear directions to sellers and buyers
of manufactured goods, the contract is divided into two parts - Specific
Conditions and General Conditions. The form's introduction takes the parties
step-by-step through the process - from the general characteristics of the
contract through its scope of application to its termination and resolution of
The model contract was specifically developed for sales of manufactured goods
intended for resale, where the purchaser is not a consumer and where the
contract is an independent transaction rather than part of a long-term supply
arrangement. The ICC model is flexible enough to allow users either to
incorporate only the general conditions common to all contracts or to include
the specific conditions, which set out standard terms common to all contracts
incorporating the ICC General Conditions of Sale. Moreover, while the model
contract subjects the transaction to the United Nations Convention for the
International Sale of Goods (CISG), it also, in certain circumstances, permits
the parties to incorporate specific conditions of national law.
Use The ICC model contract is easy to use for first-time traders, but also
provides the legal protection demanded by experienced practitioners. Each box
in the contract form is fully explained, and, in some instances, lists of
terms are defined, with the responsibilities of the parties clearly set out.
On transport documents, for example, the model lists those in common use, such
as the bill of lading, the multimodal transport document and the Air Waybill.
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Acknowledgements Introduction, The ICC Model International Sale Contract A.
Specific Conditions B. General Conditions Annexes 1. Specimen
Form of Model Contract 2. Incoterms 2000 - 13 Preambles plus Extracts
from the Introduction (Incoterms 1990 in the French version and French eBook
version) 3. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods (CSIG)