Int'l Rules - Trade‎ > ‎UCP 600‎ > ‎D. Documents‎ > ‎

Article 28

Insurance Document and Coverage

a.     An insurance document, such as an insurance policy, an insurance certificate or a declaration under an open cover, must appear to be issued and signed by an insurance company, an underwriter or their agents or their proxies.

Any signature by an agent or proxy must indicate whether the agent or proxy has signed for or on behalf of the insurance company or underwriter.

b.     When the insurance document indicates that it has been issued in more than one original, all originals must be presented.

c.     Cover notes will not be accepted.

d.     An insurance policy is acceptable in lieu of an insurance certificate or a declaration under an open cover.

e.     The date of the insurance document must be no later than the date of shipment, unless it appears from the insurance document that the cover is effective from a date not later than the date of shipment.

f.     i.       The insurance document must indicate the amount of insurance coverag and be in the same currency as the credit.

ii.     A requirement in the credit for insurance coverage to be for a percentage of the value of the goods, of the invoice value or similar is deemed to be the minimum amount of coverage required. If there is no indication in the credit of the insurance coverage required, the amount of insurance coverage must be at least 110% of the CIF or CIP value of the goods.

When the CIF or CIP value cannot be determined from the documents, the amount of insurance coverage must be calculated on the basis of the amount for which honour or negotiation is requested or the gross value of the goods as shown on the invoice, whichever is greater.

iii. The insurance document must indicate that risks are covered at least between the place of taking in charge or shipment and the place of discharge or final destination as stated in the credit.

g.     A credit should state the type of insurance required and, if any, the additional risks to be covered. An insurance document will be accepted without regard to any risks that are not covered if the credit uses imprecise terms such as “usual risks” or “customary risks”.

h.     When a credit requires insurance against “all risks” and an insurance document is presented containing any “all risks” notation or clause, whether or not bearing the heading “all risks”, the insurance document will be accepted without regard to any risks stated to be excluded.

i.     An insurance document may contain reference to any exclusion clause.

j.     An insurance document may indicate that the cover is subject to a franchise or excess (deductible).