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Import-Export

1bill of ladingn. list of goods and shipping instructions; waybill
2c.&f.abbr. cost & freight: includes shipping to named port but not insurance
3c.i.f.abbr. cost, insurance & freight: includes insurance and shipping to named port
4cargon. goods or products that are being transported or shipped
5certificate of originn. a document that shows where goods come from
6containern. huge box to hold goods for transport - container port n. to containerise v.
7customsn. 1 government tax or duty on imported goods 2 officials who collect this tax
8declarev. to make a statement of taxable goods - customs declaration form n.
9f.a.s.abbr. free alongside ship [includes delivery to quayside but not loading]
10f.o.b.abbr. free on board: includes loading onto ship
11freightn. goods being transported; cargo
12irrevocableadj. that cannot be undone; unalterable - irrevocable letter of credit n.
13letter of creditn. a letter from a bank authorising a person to draw money from another bank
14merchandisen. things bought and sold; commodities; wares - also v.
15packing listn. a document that is sent with goods to show that they have been checked
16pro forma invoicen. an invoice or request for payment sent in advance of goods supplied
17quayn. a solid, artificial landing place for (un)loading ships; wharf - quayside n.
18shipv. to send or transport by land, sea or air - also n. shipment n.
19shipping agentn. a person acting for or representing a ship or ships at a port
20waybilln. list of goods and shipping instructions; bill of lading - air waybill n.

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