ICC Model Contract Commercial Agency Parties negotiating agency agreements abroad are faced with a major difficulty: the lack of uniform rules.

There is no internationally agreed uniform legislation for agency agreements, and so parties have to rely on national laws. Not only do these laws differ from country to country, but they do not take into account the international nature of the contract.

ICC provides a flexible alternative solution. Using uniform contractual rules, and not based on any specific national law, the model incorporates prevailing practice in international trade as well as the principles generally recognized by the domestic laws on agency.

This fully revised edition takes into account recent developments in the laws of agency, including Internet sales. It also comprises, for the first time, a USB key presenting the text of the contract. Not only does the model offer flexible solutions to international agreements, the USB key makes it even simpler to adapt the contract for your specific case.

The International Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the publication of Incoterms® 2020, an update of the renowned regulations that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers operating in the international trade system.

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