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Issue 281, 28 Jan 2020
Dear Members and Friends

GONG XI FA CAI! I hope the Year of the Rat will bring you much good fortune and success!

Many of you know your Chamber has been a responsible issuer of Certificates of Origin and an endorser of other shipping documents since 1923. SICC also issues the ATA Carnet. These are collectively known as Certification Services which we provide to members and non-members alike.

My team could not do their job properly without understanding the rules for the sale of goods issued by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce or ICC. The latest edition of the rules called Incoterms® 2020 became effective on 1 January this year.

Below is a message from our good friends the ICC Academy, Singapore on how they can help you acquire the knowledge to apply the rules with confidence.

ICC Academy and Incoterms®

The Incoterms® rules are a set of 11 commercial trade terms used by millions of enterprises—including multinationals, micro- small- and medium-sized enterprises and even individual practitioners—every day, everywhere. Whether you are filing a purchase order, packaging and labelling a shipment for freight transport, or preparing a certificate of origin at a port, the Incoterms® rules are there to guide you by making it easier to identify the most appropriate trade terms for your shipments.

Although the terms are one of most important features of global trade, they are often misinterpreted. The ICC Academy’s Incoterms® 2020 Certificate, the only officially authorized ICC online programme, provides everything you need to use the rules properly and to save you time and money. Find out more here.

With best regards.

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive



The Chamber and its Certification Services Department will be closed on 5 February 2020 (Wednesday) from 11.30am to 2.30pm for an annual staff lunch.

Please take note of these closures and advise all your relevant colleagues to minimise inconvenience.


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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods,
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SICC-ESSEC Leadership Series: Mr Neal Cross, 20 February 2020
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Launch of Pilot Pro-Bono Mentoring Programme (by invitation only), 20 February 2020
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SICC Post-Budget Breakfast Talk, 27 February 2020
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SICC Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr Chng Kai Fong,
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Post-Budget 2020 Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower,
27 March 2020

Join us for a dialogue with Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Manpower, on the Ministry's efforts to strengthen fairness at the workplace.
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SICC Awards Gala, 16 April 2020
Winners of the 2020 SICC Awards will be announced at this high-profile gala dinner graced by Guest of Honour Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry.
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Interest Group Meetings

31 Jan 2020,
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19 Feb 2020,
Education Services Interest Group Meeting

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