International Trade procedures are evolving continuously in order to satisfy the changing trends in Global Trade. Due to this, various standards have been created that facilitate the trading companies to be able in a metaphorical sense to “speak the same language”. Many parameters related with the trade can vary depending on the country or region a company is located in. But the International standards were build in order to close this gap and allow the companies to make estimations based on global common principles.

Shipping is a key factor in International Trade, thus it is well understood why many International Shipping Standards have been defined. Below you may see a list of such standards and principles that key factors in International Trade procedures.

Incoterms:
Incoterms terms define the responsibilities as regards freight costs, insurance and damaged material that the seller/supplier or the buyer/customer have in one international transaction.

Sea and Rail Container Types:
There are specific types of containers that are used to transport the products in International Trade.

Air Container Types:
There are specific types of containers that are used to transport the products in International Trade.

Truck Types:
There are specific truck types as well that are used to transport the products in International Trade.

Pallet Sizes:
There are specific pallet sizes that are most commonly used in International Trade.

All the above will be described in detailed in other sections of the website.

To be noted that, we will cover the most common types. Eventhough there are International standards in some parts of the world some are used more than others and some additional are added depending on the circumstances.

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