ICC’s world renowned Incoterms© rules facilitate trillions of dollars in global trade each year. Learn more about the official launch of Incoterms® 2020, coming soon.

On this webpage, you fill soon find:

  • the official list of the registered Incoterms® 2020 trainers for Belgium,
  • a calendar of recommended Incoterms® 2020 trainings in Belgium, as well as
  • the link to the official Incoterms® 2020 e-learning provided through the ICC Academy.

More than ever, rely on ICC and prevent your business from fake Incoterms® rules and deceptive training offers.

What are Incoterms© rules?

ICC’s Incoterms© rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale 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. The Incoterms© rules provide specific guidance to individuals participating in the import and export of global trade on a daily basis.

Who publishes the Incoterms© rules?

Since its founding in 1919, ICC has been committed to the facilitation of international trade.

Different practices and legal interpretations between traders around the world necessitated a common set of rules and guidelines. As a response, ICC published the first Incoterms® rules in 1936. We have been maintaining and developing them ever since.

As ICC celebrates its Centenary in 2019, the world business organization is pleased to announce the preparation and publication of Incoterms® 2020. This newest edition of the Incoterms© rules will help prepare business for the next century of global trade.

Why use Incoterms© rules in international trade?

Although other clauses for global trade exist around the world, such as the Harmonised Tariff Schedule of the United States, Incoterms© rules are global in their reach. Similarly, Incoterms© rules do not include trade terms codified for national purposes, such as the “less than truckload shipping” (LTL) rule of the United States. Unlike national trade policies, Incoterms© rules are universal, providing clarity and predictability to business.

What does Incoterms© stand for?

Incoterms© is an acronym standing for international commercial terms. Incoterms® is a trademark of International Chamber of Commerce, registered in several countries.

The Incoterms© rules feature abbreviations for terms, like FOB (“Free on Board”), DAP (“Delivered at Place”) EXW (“Ex Works”), CIP (“Carriage and Insurance Paid To”), which all have very precise meanings for the sale of goods around the world.

These terms hold universal meaning for buyers and sellers around the world. If you are a financial analyst in the City of London, then you might associate the acronym “FCA” with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. However, for importers and exporters around the world, FCA are the initials used for “Free Carrier,” or the seller’s obligation to deliver the goods to the carrier nominated by the buyer at the seller’s premises or another named place.

When were ICC’s Incoterms© rules last updated?

ICC last updated the Incoterms© rules in 2010. Incoterms® 2010 is still in effect today and can be accessed under our resources for business.

What happened to Incoterms 2015, Incoterms 2016, Incoterms, 2017, Incoterms 2018, and Incoterms 2019…?

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss them. They do not exist! The latest edition of the Incoterms© rules is Incoterms® 2010.

Incoterms® 2010 will remain in effect for those using them.

To learn more about the evolution of Incoterms© rules, please visit Incoterms© rules history.

ICC Registered Trainer of Incoterms®2020 in Belgium

Every trainer who wishes to become an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 in Belgium must complete the following requirements:

  • Only trainers identified by ICC Belgium can apply to ICC to be an ICC Registered Trainer of Incoterms®2020 in Belgium.
  • All trainers identified by ICC Belgium must already be trainers with classroom experience of teaching Incoterms and other trade tools.
  • All interested trainers must take an online examination especially developed for this purpose by the ICC Academy. The exam will be available in late July/early August 2019. The exam will be initially available in English only.
  • Anyone wishing to become an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 must receive a pass grade of 85% or more. All successful trainers will receive an ICC Academy certificate with a unique ICC Academy reference number.
  • All successful trainers will be listed as ICC Registered trainers on Incoterms®2020 in Belgium by order of country with their reference number on a) the ICC website, b) the Incoterms® app and c) in the ICC Digital Library.
  • All successful trainers on Incoterms®2020 can identify themselves “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 in Belgium”. It is important that the trainer be identified as an “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 in Belgium” and not simply as an “ICC Registered Trainer” or “ICC Trainer” because: a)  The agreement to teach on Incoterms®2020 in Belgium will be between the trainer and the NC, not between the trainer and ICC Headquarters and b)  we are recognizing the trainer as an ICC Trainer of Incoterms®2020 NOT as an ICC trainer in another subject.
  • The trainer registration number will be valid for 2 years.
  • ICC Belgium will identify their trainers according to an open and fair selective process, in compliance with the general charter communicated by ICC.
  • All trainers who wish to apply to be an ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020 must enter into an agreement with ICC Belgium. ICC Registered Trainers are not allowed to use the “ICC Registered Trainer on Incoterms®2020” label for trainings that are not endorsed by ICC Belgium.
  • ICC Belgium is responsible for monitoring the trainer, the quality of their trainings, and their use of ICC’s IP, particularly the logo and Incoterms®2020 text e.g. no photocopies of the rules in trainings; use of the ICC logo with the Incoterms®2020 logo only for ICC Belgium’s trainings, etc.
  • Very important: All interested trainers will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA) before receiving an advance copy of the Incoterms®2020 draft should he or she wish to prepare their training and sit the ICC Academy online exam prior to the official Incoterms®2020 launch date.