An agreement by the parties to payment through Documentary Credit (Letter of Credit, L/C) means any arrangement, however named or described, whereby a bank (the "Issuing Bank") acting at the request and on the instructions of a customer (the "Applicant") or on its own behalf,
is to make a payment to or to the order of a third party (the "Beneficiary"), or is to accept and pay bills of exchange (Draft(s)) drawn by the Beneficiary, or
authorizes another Bank to effect such payment, or to accept and pay such bills of exchange (Draft(s)), or
authorizes another Bank to negotiate,
against stipulated document(s), provided they appear, on their face, to be in compliance with the terms and condition of the credit, to be determined according to international standard banking practices as reflected in the UCP issued by the International Chamber of Commerce.