| Bill of Exchange
An example of a Bill of Exchange in PDF format*
The Documentary Letter of Credit will stipulate when payment is
to be made and the Bill of Exchange must be drawn up accordingly.
From the example shown:
Specimen A is a 'Sight' bill which
requires immediate payment by the drawee.
Specimen B is a 'Tenor' or 'Term'
bill, and calls for payment after a set period of time after the
date of the bill, in this case 90 days.
The Bill of Exchange must conform exactly with the terms of the
Letter of Credit, with the sum specified not exceeding the amount of
Unless the Documentary Letter of Credit stipulates that Bills of
Exchange are required to be in duplicate, a single (sola) Bill of
Exchange will be acceptable.
Bill of Exchange forms may be purchased from printers or stationers,
or they may be drawn on a company's notepaper or even a blank sheet
of paper. When being presented for payment, the Bill of Exchange
must be correctly endorsed by the payee.