Terms used in export custom clearance such Main carriage, Manufacturer, Miscellaneous,Non-Commercial Use,Ocean Bill of Lading


Terms used in export custom clearance such Main carriage, Manufacturer, Miscellaneous,Non-Commercial Use,Ocean Bill of Lading etc.



This post explains about terms used in custom clearance such Less than Truck Load, Main carriage,Manufacturer,Miscellaneous,Non-Commercial Use,Ocean Bill of Lading, Other Government Agency,Packing List,Payment Split etc.These terms used in international business are arranged in alphabetical order and you may add more information about terms used in export business at the end of this article, if you wish.


Terms used in custom clearance


LTL:Acronym for Less than Truck Load. May be one or more boxes/pallets/drums, etc., but not enough to fill a full truck. Goods will share container space with cargo from other companies. See Mode Selection for more information.


M.S.:Motor Ship


M/V:Motor Vessel (high seas ship)


M/W or W/M:Measurement/Weight or Weight/Measurement (calculation unit of ocean freight based on tonnes or cubic meters)


Main carriage:Primary leg of transportation (mode of transportation) used for carriage of shipment from one country to another. For air or ocean from international departure port to destination port (port to port). By truck may be supplier's shipping point address or export country terminal to import country terminal or ship-to delivery address (usually door to door). Second leg of the shipment journey. May be the only leg for truck shipments between Mexico or Canada to the US. See also On-carriage and Pre-carriage.


Manifest: The document containing a full description of the goods carried on the various means of transport.


Manufacturer:Defined as the entity that last manufactures, assembles, produces, or grows the commodity or the supplier of the finished goods in the country from which they are leaving. This currently is reported in the entry process as the manufacturer identification number (MID).


Marine Cargo Insurance:Broadly, insurance covering loss of, or damage to, goods at sea. Marine insurance typically compensates the owner of merchandise for losses in excess of those which can be legally recovered from the carrier that are sustained from fire, shipwreck, piracy, and various other causes. Three of the most common types of marine insurance coverage are "free of particular average" (f.p.a.), "with average" (w.a.), and "All Risks Coverage."





Terms used in export  custom clearance such Main carriage, Manufacturer, Miscellaneous,Non-Commercial Use,Ocean Bill of Lading etcMarking Notice Processing: Special documents must be filed for a shipment not properly marked with the country of origin. A customs power of attorney must be completed and on file with brokerage before the shipment can be forwarded to the consignee for proper marking.


Merchandise Processing Fee: A non-refundable fee charged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for administrative expenses for processing an imported shipment requiring formal entry.


Miscellaneous:Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms sets forth the entire agreement between you and eBay and between you and Pitney Bowes with respect to its subject matter. eBay's failure or Pitney Bowes's failure to enforce any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. In the event that a portion of these Terms is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions will continue in full force and effect.


Mode:Method or "mode" of transportation, e.g. airfreight, air courier, ocean FCL, ocean LCL, ground FTL, ground LTL, or rail (train).


NAFTA Processing: Special processing to ensure that the required NAFTA documentation on a shipment is complete to allow any applicable reduced tariff.


No Agency: No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchiser-franchisee relationship between you and eBay (or between you and Pitney Bowes, except to the limited extent and as described in Section 3(a)(iv) and 3(b)(i)) is intended or created by these Terms. You do not intend eBay or Pitney Bowes (or any of their affiliates, subcontractors, or other service providers) to act, nor shall they act, as an agent for the receipt of any domestic or international mail on your behalf.


Non-Commercial Use: Any GSP Item that you purchase must be for the personal use or consumption of the designated recipient and not for commercial resale purposes. In addition, if you reside in a member state of the European Union (other than the United Kingdom) and are importing the GSP Item from the United States, your purchase of the GSP Item must be for non-business purposes. In the European Union, import VAT incurred on the purchase of goods for non-business purposes cannot be reclaimed or recovered by the Buyer.


Notify Party:Is usually the primary stakeholder or responsible party in the handling of US Customs clearance for the shipment. This information is usually found on the carrier/forwarder waybill and on the Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions.


Ocean Bill of Lading:A receipt for the cargo and a contract for transportation between a shipper and the ocean carrier. It may also be used as an instrument of ownership which can be bought, sold, or traded while the goods are in transit. To be used in this manner, it must be a negotiable "Order" Bill-of-Lading.A Clean Bill-of-Lading is issued when the shipment is received in good order. If damaged or a shortage is noted, a clean bill-of-lading will not be issued.An On Board Bill-of-Lading certifies that the cargo has been placed aboard the named vessel and is signed by the master of the vessel or his representative. On letter of credit transactions, an On Board Bill-of-Lading is usually necessary for the shipper to obtain payment from the bank. When all Bills-of-Lading are processed a ship's manifest is prepared by the steamship line. This summarizes all cargo aboard the vessel by port of loading and discharge.An Inland Bill-of-Lading (a waybill on rail or the "pro forma" bill-of-lading in trucking) is used to document the transportation of the goods between the port and the point of origin or destination. It should contain information such as marks, numbers, steamship line, and similar information to match with a dock receipt.


On-carriage or Inland drayage (not preferred term):Transportation of freight from destination port to the ship-to delivery address (port to door). Third leg of the shipment journey. See also Main carriage and Pre-carriage.


Optional Services:The Services being offered to you by Pitney Bowes are entirely optional. However, to purchase a GSP Item, you must agree to these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, then you should not proceed with the purchase of a GSP Item and may instead purchase an item that is being offered to you outside of GSP.


Other Government Agency (OGA) Entry: Other Government Agencies work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on regulating and controlling commodities coming into the U.S. from other countries. Special documents must be submitted to these agencies for shipments that contain controlled commodities. These agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), among others.


Overtime/Special Handling Service: When additional, non-routine activities are required for entry of merchandise, selected services may be performed by UPS at the request of the importer.Services offered include (but are not limited to) manipulations, labeling, inventory, auditing, customized reports, spreadsheets, key entry, general order processing, etc. Please contact a Brokerage specialist if there is a need for additional clearance services.





Packing List :A detailed list showing description, quantity and weight of goods preferably with Harmonized System code.


Packing List: A shipping document issued by shipper to carrier, Customs and consignee serving the purposes of identifying detail information of package count, products count, measurement of each package, weight of each package, etc.


Packing List: Is the document used to describe the contents of a shipment in detail, including weights, sizes and carton numbers, etc. If a Packing List is not used, the key elements must be provided on the Commercial Invoice. See Document Preparation for details.


Payment Reversals: If eBay, Pitney Bowes, or Pitney Bowes's service providers determine, after you have purchased a GSP Item, that the GSP Item is ineligible for GSP or cannot be shipped to you (for whatever reason), eBay and its affiliates shall have the right to cancel your purchase in lieu of proceeding with the processing and/or shipment of the GSP Item and, upon exercising this right, may reverse the PayPal payment that you made to your Seller and to Pitney Bowes for the GSP Item and will process the GSP Item as an undeliverable item.


Payment Split: PayPal will split your payment for the GSP Item and Program Fees between your Seller and Pitney Bowes in the following manner as reflected within your Order Details page and in your PayPal account overview:


Payment to Pitney Bowes: PayPal will transmit the balance of your payment to Pitney Bowes's PayPal account (identifiable with the description "Pitney Bowes Inc." or "Pitney Bowes Limited").


The above details describes about terms called in custom clearance such Truck Load, Main carriage,Manufacturer,Miscellaneous,Non-Commercial Use,Ocean Bill of Lading, Other Government Agency,Packing List,Payment Split etc. These phrases may help importers and exporters on their day to day business activities. The readers can also add more information about terms used in custom clearance below this post.Terms used in export custom clearance such as Harmonized Tariff Schedule,Hazardous Product Documents,Import License,Import Quota,Importer of Record

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