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1505, 2015

Outward Processing

A customs procedure allowing the export of Community goods for processing abroad and the re-import of the processed products under total or partial duty relief.
1505, 2015

Origin Of Goods

Origin is the "economic" nationality of goods in international trade. It is necessary to determine the origin of goods as any duties and/or equivalent charges or any customs restrictions or obligations applicable to them will depend on their origin.
1505, 2015

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.
1505, 2015

New Computerised Transit System – (NCTS)

Electronic data interchange system which was introduced as the transit declaration and is due to replace the traditional paper procedure in the Community as well as in the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland).
1505, 2015

M/W or W/M

Measurement/Weight or Weight/Measurement (calculation unit of ocean freight based on tonnes or cubic meters)
1505, 2015


Movement Reference Number - unique reference reference generated by EU export country with regard to movement of goods from an EU country to a third country or to another EU country for onward shipment
1505, 2015

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."
1505, 2015


Less than Container Load (partial deliveries)
1505, 2015


Maintained by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), this codification of terms is used in foreign trade contracts to define which parties incur the costs and at what specific point the costs are incurred.
1505, 2015

Import Quota

A means of restricting imports by the issuance of licenses to importers, assigning each a quota, after determination of the total amount of any commodity which is to be imported during a period. Import licenses may also specify the country from which the importer must purchase the goods.