了解：The Structure of the UCP 600
熟悉：Reasons for a Revision
掌握：Major Changes of UCP 600
1. Reasons for a Revision
To address (着重于)developments in the banking, transport and insurance industries.
To improve the drafting of the UCP in order to facilitate consistent application and interpretation of the Rules.
To enhance the reputation (名誉)of L/C as settlement means of choice among international traders.
To reduce documentary rejections.
Overall effect is one of clarification and consolidation (澄清与合并).
2. The Structure of the UCP 600
3. Major Changes of UCP 600
UCP does not apply unless it is expressly mentioned in the text of the L/C.
The banks now have a maximum of five banking days following the day of presentation, and no longer the reasonable time not exceeding 7 banking days.
Data in a document, when read in context with the credit, the document itself and international standard banking practice, need not be identical to , but must not conflict with data in the document, any other stipulated document or the L/C.
Under the new UCP, the commercial invoice must be made out in the same currency as the L/C.
Bs/L may now allow transshipment, provided that the entire carriage is covered by one and the same B/L.