Incoterms 2010 definition is a delivery terms, risk transfer at point, export & import clearance through customs (if applicable), Insurance coverage on identified risks, Commercial documents and their data content, any other documents like Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI) Certificate.
Incoterms 2010 intends to 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 Four D terms (DAF, DES, DEQ, DUP) of the Incoterms 2000 have been replaced by two D terms (DAT, DAP) in the most recent version.
International commercial Terms published international chamber of commerce, Paris which is used in foreign trade business throughout the world. Incoterms are terms of a contact of sale not contact of carriage. Incoterms rules not provide the complete contact of sale. Latest Version was published on dated: 01-Jan, 2011. It explains the obligation of buyer and seller under a contract of sale. The distribution of risk and cost between the parties during delivery of goods. All the incoterms are based on the same principal that Transfer of risks and distribution of costs occur at the point of delivery except C Terms.