UCP (The Uniform Customs & Practice for Documentary Credits) includes global standards for international trade finance. It combines various domestic laws that encompass letters of credit into a unified set of rules. UCP standardizes them by ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). The UCP also presents uniform practices that can speed up the procedure of negotiating trade finance documents. Currently, in the sixth edition, UCP 600 is applicable with an express term in the LC.
UCP 600 (The Uniform Customs & Practice for Documentary Credits has a set of rules from the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) which applies to financial institutions and issues LCs. Lenders and banks are subject to these rules and aim to standardize international trade. They focus on reducing the risks involved in trading services and goods. UCP 600 has practices that voluntarily incorporate into contracts after being specifically outlined before application. This gives flexibility to international parties. ISBP, that accompanies UCP600 , through ICC Publication 745 helps understand if a document corresponds with the LC. Credits governed and issued by UCP 600 will be checked through all 39 articles of UCP 600. Thus, UCP 600 are the successful rules in response to LCs and trade.