This field specifies the documentary credit number which has been assigned by the Sender.
Issuing banks and confirming banks must understand that absense of letter of credit numbers on the documents is not a valid ground for a refusal.
It should be pointed out that the request for insertion of letter of credit numbers is usually at the instigation of the issuing bank to facilitate the collation of documents when one or more go astray.
The ICC has commented several times in the past that a refusal based on the absence of a L/C number on a document, where requested in the L/C, is not grounds for refusal.
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