Home » Incoterms® 2020 Rules

Incoterms® 2020 Rules

Incoterms® 2020 Rules will be Announced September 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce or ICC was founded in 1919 with the goal of facilitating international trade.  After studies were conducted the Incoterms® Rules were born with the first version published 1936. The ICC will announce the new terms for Incoterms® 2020 on September 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions about Incoterms (FAQ)

What are Incoterms®?

The Incoterms® or International Commercial Terms are a set of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which define responsibilities and obligations of sellers and buyers.

How do I find a class on Incoterms® 2018 or Incoterms® 2019?

There is no such thing. Incoterms® Rules are updated about every 10 years.  See history of Incoterms® Rules below.

Do we have to switch to the new terms starting January 2020?

No, you do not have to switch.  But it is highly recommended that you learn the new terms and find the term that best suites your company and customers.  The updates are done to modernize the terms.

What you will learn

You will learn the new Incoterms® 2020 terms starting with our October classes.  The new terms will be announced September 2019.  Incoterms® 2010 Rules will still be reviewed because they will still be heavily used throughout the industry. We will update our course agenda at the end of September and we will be teaching the new terms starting October 2019.  Sign up now!

Incoterms Course

Incoterms® 2020 Rules or International Commercial Terms update will be announced on September 2019. Take this Incoterms 2020 online course to understand who is responsible for insurance and when the transfer of risk moves from the Seller to the Buyer. Learn what changes are coming with the new 2020 International Commercial Terms.

Class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. Instructor will level set the course based on attendees.

Agenda will be updated late September 2019. As of October 2019 class will cover the update to Incoterms® 2020 Rules.

Learn more about our new Incoterms 2020 course here.

History of Incoterms

® Incoterms is a registered trademark of International Chamber of Commerce.

Per Person

Small Class Size
3.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
3.5 CES/CCS/CEU Credits

Half-Day Class

Seminar Time: 8:30am-Noon Local Time
Webinar Time: 9am – 12:30pm CT
One 15min break


(click date details)

WebinarJan 21st
WebinarFeb 17th
Austin, TXFeb 25th
WebinarMar 17th
WebinarApr 21st
WebinarMay 19th
WebinarJun 23rd
Chicago, ILJun 24th

New Book Coming October 2019!

Incoterms 2020 Book

Book included with registration!

Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Course has been approved to

Earn credits! See below