Customs Glossary

/Customs Glossary
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Shipping Mark

The letters, numbers or other symbols placed on the outside of cargo to facilitate identification.
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SEED Number

System for the Exchange of Excise Data - is a database of all the Customs approved exporters / importers of Exicse Duty Products with the EU.
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SAD Document

Single administrative document - formal document for Customs import or export purposes.
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SAAD

Single Adminstrative Accompanying Document - for the movement of Alcohol products that are duty paid in one EU country to another.
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Pro Forma Invoice

An invoice provided by a supplier prior to the shipment of merchandise, informing the buyer of the kinds and quantities of goods to be sent, their value, and important specifications (weight, size, and similar characteristics).
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POL

Port Of Loading
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POD

Proof Of Delivery, or a cargo/package receipt with the signature of recipient. This term has been widely used in courier and express industry and also gaining more attention and implementation at air cargo industry.
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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.
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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.
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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.