From the 1st January 2011, the ICC’s Incoterms 2010 came into force. This is the eighth revision of the Incoterms Rules, with the last revision dating back to 2000. The introduction to the new 2010 rules stresses the need to use the terms appropriate to the goods, to the chosen means of transport and to whether or not the parties intend to impose additional obligations on the seller or buyer. In addition, there are guidance notes (and a diagram) at the front of each incoterms rule containing information to assist in making a choice on which rule to use. The new rules have been separated into two classes: rules for use in relation to any mode or modes of transport; and rules for sea and inland waterway transport, where the point of delivery and the place to which the goods are carried to the buyer are both ports. Incoterms 2000 had 13 terms whereas Incoterms 2010 has 11 terms. Four D terms (DAF, DES, DEQ, DUP) of the Incoterms 2000 have been replaced by two D terms (DAT, DAP) in the most recent version.