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A

Air Waybill

AWB

An Air Waybill (AWB) is a document produced by the freight company which provides detailed shipment and tracking information.

B

Bill of Materials

BOM

A bill of materials is a detailed inventory of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, and parts required to manufacture a product.

C

Certificate of Conformity

CoC

A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is a mandatory importing document stipulating that a product meets minimum regulatory, technical, and safety requirements.

Certificate Of Origin

COO

A Certificate of Origin is the document listing the part/product’s country of origin and is generally attested by a Chamber of Commerce.

Commercial Invoice

CI

When used in international trade, a commercial invoice is a customs document used as a customs declaration provided by the exporter of goods.

Customs Clearance Documents

CCD

Customs Clearance Documents (CCDs) are the documents issued by the Customs authorities detailing the way the goods were cleared.

D

Delivered Duties Paid

DDP

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) is a type of delivery agreement between the shipper and receiver. This agreement stipulates that maximum responsibility is placed on the shipper, whose obligations include delivering to an agreed-upon destination, clearance of the goods, and payment of duties and taxes.

E

Export Administration Regulations

EAR

EAR99 indicates that an item is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). However, it is not explicitly described by an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) on the Commerce Control List (CCL).

Export Control Classification Number

ECCN

An Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) is an alphanumeric identifier used in the Commerce Control List to recognize products for export control purposes. An ECCN categorizes items based on the specifications of the product.

Exporter of Record

EOR

In export terms, EOR (Exporter of Record) refers to the person or entity responsible for ensuring the correct documentation is acquired and legal compliance and regulations followed for the goods to be exported out of a country.

F

Federal Security Bureau Notification

FSB

An FSB Notification is an official document that allows the movement of products with encryption capabilities into Russia and the EAEU.

Freight Forwarder

FF

A freight forwarder (FF) is an intermediary responsible for arranging transport and preparing documentation for the movement of goods.

H

Harmonized System

HS

The Harmonized System is an international multipurpose nomenclature used to classify traded products.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule Code

HTS Code

The HS (Harmonized System) or HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule), developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), are used to assign duties onto a traded product and provide international trade data.

I

Importer of Record

IOR

In importer terms, an IOR (Importer of Record) is the entity or person in the destination country responsible for ensuring compliance requirements are met for customs clearance, product classification, and the payment of duties and taxes.

N

Non-Resident Importer

NRI

Non-resident Importer (NRI) is similar to Importer of Record (IOR) used in Canada. As with an IOR, it refers to the entity which takes responsibility for the goods being imported. The NRI is responsible for clearing the goods and ensuring all compliance documents are correctly completed and filed. However, this refers specifically to entities located outside of Canada.

O

Open Individual Export License

OIEL

An Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) is not limited by the quantity and value of exports to a specified consignee/s in one or more countries. OIELs cover multiple shipments of specific controlled goods to named destinations.

P

Pallet List or Packing List

PL

A packing list is a breakdown of the actual configuration of goods in their boxes (incl. weight and dimensions, number of packages etc,.)

Proof of Delivery

POD

The Proof of Delivery provides evidence that the goods were delivered to the final destination.

S

Standard Individual Export Licence

SIEL

A Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) permits UK exports of a defined number and value of items to a specific destination for a specified amount of time. Licenses for temporary and permanent exports are normally valid for one and two years respectively.

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