Incoterms® 2010 Rules—CIF Cost insurance and freight
Incoterms® 2010 Rules—CIF Cost insurance and freight

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Incoterms® 2010 Rules—CIF Cost insurance and freight
  • Guidance note
  • The seller’s and buyer’s obligations

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Incoterms® 2010 rules were replaced by Incoterms® 2020 rules with effect from 1 January 2020. For the CIF Incoterm applicable from 1 January 2020, see Practice Note: Incoterms® 2020 Rules—CIF Cost insurance and freight.

CIF (insert named port of destination) Incoterms® 2010

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Guidance note

This rule is to be used only for sea or inland waterway transport.

‘Cost, Insurance and Freight’ means that the seller delivers the goods on board the vessel or procures the goods already so delivered. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods passes when the goods are on board the vessel. The seller must contract for and pay the costs and freight necessary to bring the goods to the named port of destination.

The seller also contracts for insurance cover against the buyer’s risk of loss of or damage to the goods during the carriage. The buyer should note that under CIF the seller is required to obtain insurance only on minimum cover. Should the buyer wish to have more insurance protection, it will need either to agree as much expressly with