Incoterms are trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that are commonly used in both international and domestic trade contracts. Incoterms, short for “International Commercial Terms,” are used to make international trade easier by helping traders in different countries understand one another. Incoterms were first developed in 1936 and are updated from time to time, in order to conform to current trade
practices. Because of these updates, contracts should specify which version of Incoterms they are using (e.g., Incoterms 2010).