The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published the more precise and more comprehensive than the URDG they replaced. Entered into force on 1 July , new rules URDG were developed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and replace old rules URDG The URDG are the Uniform Rules for Demand GuaranteesThe Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees Foreword It is nearly 30 years since the ICC firs.

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Comprising 35 articles, the new URDG have been updated so as to describe more clearly each stage of the urg life cycle, from drafting a guarantee and counter-guarantee, to making a presentation, examining it, making payment and termination of the undertaking. They embody the collective knowledge and experience of ICC National Com-mittees, professional and commercial associations and individual specialists across the world, and provide a natural complement to the ICC’s hugely successful Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, a new revision of which will shortly be completed.

Any documents presented under the Guarantee shall be held at the disposal of the Beneficiary. In addition, practitioners will find comprehensive coverage of advice of guarantees, amendments, electronic documents, transfers and other aspects in guarantee practice.

Alternatively, you can search this section for specific information The Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees Foreword It is nearly 30 years since the ICC first became interested in the use of bank demand guarantees in international trade and set up a Joint Working Party of the Commission on International Commercial Practice and the Commission on Banking Technique and Practice to krdg rules designed to provide safeguards against unfair calling and a fair balance of competing interests.

The Guide is not simply a straightforward analysis of the URDG, it penetrates below the surface to explain the nuances of the rules and lcc practical significance. The new book includes a clear layout of the examination of the demand process and a check list of 4458 recommendations and ready-to-use model forms.

This Article shall not, however, affect the Beneficiary’s right to assign any proceeds to which he may be, or may become, entitled under the Guarantee. Create an account My account Login Lost password Shopping basket.

Paragraph b of this Article applies except to the extent that it is expressly excluded by the terms of the Counter-Guarantee. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It is particularly significant that the present revision of URDG does not merely update the existing rules first published inbut is the result of an ambitious project to create a new set of rules for the twenty-first century that is clearer, more precise and more comprehensive.


Even if the Principal agrees to or requests such extension, it shall not be granted unless the Guarantor and the Instructing Party or Parties also agree thereto. It provides an overview of the URDGtheir main features, as well as the reasons that led to their adoption.

Divided into five chapters, the Guide gives valuable information on what demand guarantees are and how they should be applied in daily practice. Contact us Find a document Become a member Careers More sites.

Where such documents do not appear so to conform or appear on their face to be inconsistent with one another, they shall be refused. The duty of a Guarantor under a Guarantee is to pay the sum or sums therein stated on the presentation of a written demand for payment and other documents specified in the Guarantee which appear on their face to be in accordance with the terms of the Guarantee c For the purpose of these Rules, “Counter-Guarantee” means any guarantee, bond or other payment undertaking of the Instructing Party, however named or described, given in writing for the payment of money to the Guarantor on presentation in conformity with the terms of the undertaking of a written demand for payment and other documents specified in the Counter-Guarantee which appear on their face to be in accordance with the terms of the Counter-Guarantee.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. His co-author, Roy Goode, added: They contain new definitions and interpretation rules to provide greater clarity and precision as well as the solution to non-documentary conditions, asymmetrical guarantees and counter-guarantees.

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The revision was meticulously prepared ifc a period of more than two years and is the result of a collective effort by 45 number of ICC constituent groups, including ICC National Committees and the ICC network. By continuing to use our website without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


Below you can find the official announcement from the ICC website. The extensively updated URDG — which came into force on 1 July — idc international practice in the use of demand guarantees and apply to all sectors of trade and industry including construction, banking, project, and trade finance.

By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies to make easier to navigate and to make statistics of visits. Related news and speeches. A large part of the publication is dedicated to an article-by-article commentary of the rules, richly illustrated by case studies.

ICC unveils Guide to the uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees

Those Rules sought to deal with the problem of unfair calling by requiring 4588 production of a judgment or arbitral award as a condition of the beneficiary’s right to payment.

National lawmakers have used them as a model for independent guarantee statutes. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

The publication hrdg offers an engaging account of the approaches used by the ICC experts during the revision process that spanned two-and-a-half years. Learn more and set cookies.

Please note, this publication has been revised. You have no items in your shopping cart. International Chamber of Commerce. They also apply to intermediate forms of guarantee such as those ivc a statement of default by the beneficiary with or without an indication of the nature of the default.

In particular, all documents specified in the Guarantee for the purpose of the demand, and any statement required by Article 20, shall be presented to the Guarantor before its expiry at its place of issue; otherwise the demand shall be refused by the Guarantor. The Guarantor shall incur no liability for interest or otherwise should any payment to the Beneficiary be delayed as a urcg of the above-mentioned procedure. Each rule is concisely expressed and easy to understand.

Sign up 485 our newsletter: The Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees fulfil an important need and I have no doubt that they will be widely adopted.