Recommendation No.17

Payterms - Abbreviations for Terms of Payment

Author/Source: UNECE through its Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)

Year of adopting/publication: 1982 (first version)
Document reference: ECE/TRADE/142

Link to the document on the internet: Recommendation No.17

Purpose: To provide precision in terms of payment in international sale contracts and a single definition of the terms so as to reduce disputes between trade partners.

Summary: The Recommendation No. 17 provides abbreviations for certain terms of payment, referred to as "PAYTERMS", for use in international trade transactions, commercial transactions relating to the provision of goods and/or services, as appropriate.

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