A

A-BCC

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

ADR

Accord Dangereux Routiers (Road transport)

AE

Abbreviated Entry - customs declaration

ASEAN

Association of South-East Asian Trading Nations

ATA Carnet

Document used for temporary export of exhibition goods from UK and
admission into another country. Issued by Chamber of Commerce.

ATR1

Movement certificate for Turkey

AWB

Air Waybill

B

BACAT

Barge Aboard Catamaran

BAF

Bunker Adjustment Factor

BSC

British Shippers Council

B/L

Bill of Lading

BIFA

British International Freight Association

BIMCO

Baltic and International Marine Conference

BSI

British Standards Institute

BTN

Brussels Tariff Nomenclature

C

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

CAD

Cash Against Documents

CAF

Currently Adjustment Factor

CAP

The Common Agricultural Policy

CBM

Cubic metre

CFR

Cost and Freight to named port of destination (Incoterms 2000)

CFS

Container Freight Station

CHIEF

Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight

CIF

Cost, Insurance and Freight to named port of destination (Incoterms 2000)

CIM

Consignment note used for rail freight

CIM

Convention for carriage of Goods by Rail (1970)

CIP

Carriage and Insurance Paid to named place of destination (Incoterms 2000)

CMR

Convention on the International Carriage of Goods by Road

CMR

Consignment note used for road freight

COD

Cash on Delivery

COI

Central Office of Information

C of O

Certificate of Origin

COTECNA

An int'l. company providing pre-shipment inspection

COTIF

Regs, for Int'l carriage of dangerous goods by rail

CPT

Carriage Paid to named place of destination (Incoterms 2000)

CRF

Clean Report of Findings issued in respect of PSI

CRN

Customs Registered Number

CTO

Combined Transport Operator

CTU

Cargo Transport Unit

CWO

Cash With Order

D

D/A

Documents Against Acceptance

DA 59

Declaration of origin for exports to South Africa

DAF

Delivered at Frontier - named place (Incoterms 2000)

DDP

Delivered Duty Paid named place of destination (Incoterms 2000)

DDU

Delivered Duty Unpaid named place of destination (Incoterms 2000)

DEQ

Delivered ex Quay named port of destination (Incoterms 2000)

DES

Delivered Ex Ship named port of destination (Incoters 2000)

DEPS

Departmental Entry Processing System - replaced by CHIEF

DGN

Dangerous Goods Note - used instead of SSN for delivery of hazardous goods to shipping line

DIC

Delivered-in charge

D/P

Documents Against Payment

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

E

EC

European Community, now EU

ECE

Economic Commission for Europe

ECI

Export Consignment Identifier

ECGD

Export Credit Guarantee Department

ECSI

Export Cargo Shipping Instruction

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EEA

European Economic Area, combination of EU and EFTA countries

EFTA

European Free Trade Agreement

EMS

European Monetary System

ERTS

Enhanced Remote Transit Station

ESL

European Sales Listing (VAT)

EU

European Union

EURO

European currency unit

EUR1

Movement certificate for goods exported to EFTA and other countries which have agreements with the EU - to be completed by the exporter

EXW

Ex Works named place (Incoterms 2000)

F

FAA

Federal Aviation Authority - US gov't body

FAK

Freight All Kinds

FAS

Free Alongside Ship named port of shipment (Incoterms 2000)

FCA

Free Carrier named place (Incoterms 2000)

FCL

Full Container Load

FCR

Forwarder's Certificate of Receipt

FCT

Forwarder's Certificate of Transport

FIATA

Int'l. Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

FIATA B/L

A bill of Lading issued under the auspices of FIATA

FIO

Free In and Out

FIOS

Free In and Out, Stowed

FLIC

Forwarders Local Import Control

FOB

Free On Board

FMC

Federal Maritime Commission - USA Gov't body

FTA

Freight Transport Association

FTZ

Free Trade Zone

G

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - superseded by WTO

GIT

Goods in Transit Policy

GSP

General System of Preference - a C.ofO to justify duty free entry into UK

H

HAWB

House Air Waybill

HOUSE B/L

A Bill of Lading issued by a freight forwarder convering and individual shipment within a consolidation

HMC&E

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise

HS

Harmonised System of Customs tariffs

I

IATA

International Air Transport Association

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICD

Inland Clearance Depot

ILO

International Labour Organisation

ILU

Institute of London Underwriters

IMDG

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

INCOTERMS

Terms of Trade for International Contracts. Latest edition is 2000

INTRASTAT

System used for collection of intra-EC statistics

INVOICE

Commercial. Invoice issued by exporter on buyer- Consular. Commercial invoice but requires certification by Chamber of Commerce and/or Embassy- Pro Forma. Initial document issued by manufacturer as basis of their quote. Often required by importer as basis for currency control/import permit in their own country

IPR

Inwards Processing Relief

ISO

International Standards Organisation

L

LASH

Lighter Aboard Ship

LCL

Less than Container Load

LEC

Local Export Control

LIC

Local Import Control

LO/LO

Lift On/Lift Off

M

MAR

Marine All Risks Policy

MAWB

Master Air Waybill

MFAG

Medical First Aid Guide used in relation to carriage of dangerous goods by sea

N

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NSSN

National Standard Shipping Note - same as SSN

NVOC

Non-Vessel Operating Carrier

NVOC(C)

Non-Vessel Operating (Common) Carrier

NVOC(C)B/L

A Bill of Lading issued by a NVOC(C)

O

OCTI

Central Office for International Rail transport

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OPR

Outwards Processing Relief

P

PIRA

Packaging Division of the Research Association for the Paper and Board,Printing and Packaging Industries.

POD

Proof of delivery.

PPI

Policy Proof if Interest

R

RED

Registered excise dealer - for parties handling alcohol, tobacco, petrol/oil

RHA

Road Haulage Association

RID

International regulations for carriage of goods by rail (1978)

RO/RO

Roll-on/Roll-off

RO/RO DGN

Dangerous Goods Note used instead of a NSSN, for movement of hazardous goods onto a ro/ro vessel

S

SAD

Single Administrative Document - C88

SCP

Simplified Clearance Procedure

SDR

Special Drawing Right

SGS

Societe Generale de Surveillance - They provide a pre-shipment inspection service for importers/buyers

SITC

Standard International Trade Classification

SITPRO

Simpler Trade Procedures Board

SLI

Shipper's Letter of Instruction - exporter's instructions for despatch of goods by air, which provides all deatails of the consignment which is to be exported

SPEX

SITPRO's software package for exporters

SR & CC

Strike Riot and Civil Commotion - an insurance term

SSN

Standard Shipping Note - same as NSSN

SWIFT

Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

T

TAA

Transatlantic Agreement - Europe/N.America shipping conference

TARIC

Community Integrated Tariff

TDA

Transportation Distribution Analysis

TDC

Total Distribution Cost

THE

Technical Help for Exporters - part of BSI

TIR

Transportes Internationaux Routiers - a customs agreement relating to international road haulage and the passing of goods over national frontiers

TREM CARD

Card carried by driver of road vehicle carrying dangerous goods

TEU

Twenty foot Equivalent Unit - common parlance for the sea container

TURN

Traders Unique Reference Number - a customs designation which identifies a UK importer

U

UCP500ULD

Uniform Customs and Practice - a publication by ICC relating to documentary credits

ULD

Unit Load Device - an aircraft equipment which is used for the palletisation of cargo for carriage by air

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UN

United Nation

URC522

Uniform Rules for Collections - a publication by ICC relating to documentary collections

V-W

VAT

Value Added Tax

WTO

World Trade Organisation - successor to GATT