4.7.5-CONTRACTS-RULES FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Rules for domestic and international trade
Incoterms® rules have traditionally been used in international sale contracts where goods pass across national borders. In various areas of the world, however, trade blocs, like the European Union, have made border formalities between different countries less significant. There is also greater willingness in the United States to use Incoterms® rules in domestic trade. Consequently, the subtitle of the Incoterms® 2010 rules formally recognizes that they are available for application to both international and domestic sale contracts. As a result, the Incoterms® 2010 rules clearly state in a number of places that the obligation to comply with export/import formalities exists only where applicable.
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