Good Arrival Guidelines

DRC provides harmonized standards, procedures and services to our members to help them avoid commercial disputes.

DRC Good Arrival Guidelines outline default grade and condition standards for commodities. With regard to grade and condition of product, the parties may agree to any specific standards prior to shipment on the condition that such standards are in compliance with any applicable minimum grade and condition standards that have been established by the importing or exporting country.  In the absence of of an agreement on grade, no grade shall be assumed, but the calculation of conformance to contract will default to the Corporation’s Good Arrival Guidelines.

View the DRC Good Arrival Guidelines (pdf format)