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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The extensively updated URDG — which came into force on 1 July — reflect international practice in the use of demand guarantees and apply to all sectors of trade and industry including construction, banking, project, and trade finance. The Guide is not simply a straightforward analysis of the URDG, it penetrates below the surface to explain the nuances of the rules and their practical significance. Meanwhile lCC Publication no.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. A large part of the publication is dedicated to an article-by-article commentary of the rules, richly illustrated urrg case studies. Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts.

ICC unveils Guide to the uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees

This site uses cookies. They also apply to intermediate forms of guarantee such as those requiring a statement of default by the beneficiary with or without an indication of the nature of the default. In 28 articles, the URDG set out the liabilities and responsibilities of the parties, idc nature of a demand, the expiry circumstances and the governing law jurisdiction for the guarantee or counter-guarantee.

The Guarantor shall then suspend payment of the demand for such time as is reasonable to permit the Principal and the Beneficiary to reach agreement on the granting of such extension and for the Principal to arrange for such extension to be issued Unless an extension is granted within the time provided by the preceding paragraph, the Guarantor is obliged to pay the Beneficiary’s conforming demand without requiring any further kcc on the Beneficiary’s part.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You can view the text of URDG by selecting the articles to the left of the screen. Be the first to review this product. Those Rules sought to deal with the problem of unfair calling by requiring the production of a judgment or arbitral award as a condition of the beneficiary’s right to payment.

The revision was meticulously prepared over a period of more than two years and is the result of a collective effort by a number of ICC constituent groups, including ICC National Committees and the ICC network. Comprising 35 articles, the new URDG have been updated so as to describe more clearly each urdy of the guarantee life cycle, from drafting a guarantee and counter-guarantee, to making a presentation, examining it, making payment and termination of the undertaking.

The ICC also greatly appreciates the 4588 accomplished by the members of the Joint Working Party and of the Drafting Group who elaborated the Rules, and to the efforts of the respective secretaries to uddg two Commissions, Guillermo Jimenez and Stefan Draszczyk, and the former Head of Division, Carol Xueref, who was involved in the earlier stages of the work. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Learn more and set cookies.

The new book includes a clear layout of the examination of the demand process and a check list of drafting recommendations and ready-to-use model forms.

ICC Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees

It is particularly significant that the present revision of Urg 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.


Accordingly, all Guarantees should stipulate: The new Rules are4 the product of the extensive work occ consultation carried out by a Joint Working Party of the two Commissions under the chairmanship of Dr.

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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.

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Clearer, more precise and more comprehensive than the URDG they replaced, the new rules aim to maintain risk control through the high level of certainty and predictability that they foster.

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This Article shall krdg, however, affect the Beneficiary’s right to assign any proceeds to which he may be, or may become, entitled under the Guarantee. Each rule is concisely expressed and easy to understand.

Please note, this publication has been revised.

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It provides an overview of the URDGtheir main features, as well as the reasons that led to their udg. Any documents presented under the Guarantee shall be held at the disposal of the Beneficiary. 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.