International Standard Banking Practice

Packing List, Note or Slip ("Packing List")

Paragraph M1 to M6


Basic requirement and fulfilling its function

M1) When a credit requires the presentation of a packing list, this will be satisfied by the presentation of a document titled as called for in the credit, or bearing a similar title or untitled, that fulfils its function by containing any information as to the packing of the goods.

Issuer of a packing list

M2) A packing list is to be issued by the entity stated in the credit.

M3) When a credit does not indicate the name of an issuer, any entity may issue a packing list.

Content of a packing list

M4) When a credit indicates specific packing requirements, without stipulating the document to indicate compliance with these requirements, any data regarding the packing of the goods mentioned on a packing list, if presented, are not to conflict with those requirements.

M5) A packing list may indicate a different invoice number, invoice date and shipment routing to that indicated on one or more other stipulated documents, provided the issuer of the packing list is not the beneficiary.

M6) Banks only examine total values, including, but not limited to, total quantities, total weights, total measurements or total packages, to ensure that the applicable total does not conflict with a total shown in the credit and on any other stipulated document.