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DAF
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered at Frontier (DAF) [named place], an Incotermin which the seller fulfils its obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available, cleared for export, at the named point and place at the frontier, but before the customs border of the adjoining country. The term 'frontier' may be any frontier, not just the country of export. For this reason it is important to precisely define the point and place it in the term. DELIVERED AT FRONTIER requires the seller to clear the goods for export. DELIVERED AT FRONTIER is intended to be used when goods are to be carried by road or rail, but it may be used for any mode of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Dangerous Goods
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
  • Product-Specific
Goods are to be considered dangerous if the transport of such goods might cause harm, risk, peril, or other evil to people, environment, equipment or any property whatsoever.



   

Dangerous Goods Declaration
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Product-Specific
Document issued by a consignor in accordance with applicable conventions or regulations, describing hazardous goods or materials for transport purposes, and stating that the latter have been packed and labeled in accordance with the provisions of the relevant conventions or regulations.



   

Dangerous Goods Packing Certificate
Categories:
  • Product-Specific
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • Document
  • Term/Acronym
  • Labeling/Marking/Packaging
A document as part of the dangerous goods declaration in which the responsible party declares that the cargo has been stowed in accordance with the rules in a clean container incompliance with the IMDG regulations and properly secured.



   

DDC
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Compliance System/Process
DDC - Destination Delivery Charge: A charge based on container Size (or Cubic Meter, Metric Ton in the case of LCL shipment), that is applied in many tariffs to cargo. This charge is considered accessorial and is added to the base ocean freight. This charge covers crane lifts off the vessel, drayage of the container within the terminal and gate fees at the terminal operation. Shipper does not pay this cost because these are charges incurred in terminal at destination.



   

DDP
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
An Incoterm (DDP) in which the seller fulfills its obligation when the goods arrive by any means of transportation to the named place of destination. The seller has to bear the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods thereto (including duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation) as well as the costs and risks of carrying out customs formalities. The seller pays the duty. DELIVERED DUTY PAID represents the seller's maximum obligation. The buyer has to pay any additional costs and to bear any risks caused by its failure to clear the goods for import in time. DELIVERED DUTY PAID should not be used if the seller is unable to obtain an import license. If the parties wish the seller not to carry out customs formalities and bear the costs and risks, or not pay any taxes, this has to be made clear by adding words to this effect. DELIVERED DUTY PAID can be used for all modes of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

DDTC
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • U.S. Export-Related
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) in the State Department administers and enforces International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to control U.S. exports of militarily-significant products.

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of State

  Frank J. Ruggiero
202-663-2980
ddtresponseteam@state.gov
 

DDU
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
An Incoterm for DUTY DELIVERED UNPAID, in which the seller fulfills its obligation when the goods arrive by any means of transportation to the named place of destination. The seller has to bear the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods thereto (excluding duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation) as well as the costs and risks of carrying out customs formalities. The buyer pays the duty. The buyer has to pay any additional costs and to bear any risks caused by its failure to clear the goods for import in time. If the parties wish the seller to carry out customs formalities and bear the costs and risks, or pay any taxes, this has to be made clear by adding words to this effect. DELIVERED DUTY UNPAID can be used for all modes of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Declaration of Origin
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
Appropriate statement as to the origin of the goods, made in connection with their exportation by the manufacturer, producer, supplier, exporter or other competent person on the commercial invoice or any document relating to goods.



   

Declared Value for Carriage
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
The value of the goods declared to the carrier by the shipper for the purpose of determining charges or of establishing the limit of the carrier's liability for loss, damage or delay. It is also the basis for possible applicable valuation charges (air cargo).



   

Delivered at Frontier
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered at Frontier (DAF) [named place], an Incotermin which the seller fulfils its obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available, cleared for export, at the named point and place at the frontier, but before the customs border of the adjoining country. The term 'frontier' may be any frontier, not just the country of export. For this reason it is important to precisely define the point and place it in the term. DELIVERED AT FRONTIER requires the seller to clear the goods for export. DELIVERED AT FRONTIER is intended to be used when goods are to be carried by road or rail, but it may be used for any mode of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Delivered Duty Paid
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
An Incoterm (DDP) in which the seller fulfills its obligation when the goods arrive by any means of transportation to the named place of destination. The seller has to bear the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods thereto (including duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation) as well as the costs and risks of carrying out customs formalities. The seller pays the duty. DELIVERED DUTY PAID represents the seller's maximum obligation. The buyer has to pay any additional costs and to bear any risks caused by its failure to clear the goods for import in time. DELIVERED DUTY PAID should not be used if the seller is unable to obtain an import license. If the parties wish the seller not to carry out customs formalities and bear the costs and risks, or not pay any taxes, this has to be made clear by adding words to this effect. DELIVERED DUTY PAID can be used for all modes of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Delivered Duty Unpaid
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
An Incoterm in which the seller fulfills its obligation when the goods arrive by any means of transportation to the named place of destination. The seller has to bear the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods thereto (excluding duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation) as well as the costs and risks of carrying out customs formalities. The buyer pays the duty. The buyer has to pay any additional costs and to bear any risks caused by its failure to clear the goods for import in time. If the parties wish the seller to carry out customs formalities and bear the costs and risks, or pay any taxes, this has to be made clear by adding words to this effect. DELIVERED DUTY UNPAID can be used for all modes of transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Delivered Ex Quay
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered Ex Quay (DEQ) [named port of destination], an Incoterm in which the seller fulfils its obligation to deliver when the goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer not cleared for import on the quay (wharf) at the named port of destination. The seller has to bear costs and risks involved in bringing the goods to the named port of destination and discharging the goods on the quay (wharf). The buyer clears the goods for import and pays for all formalities, duties, taxes and other charges upon import. If the parties wish to include in the seller’s obligations all or part of the costs payable upon import of the goods, this should be made clear by adding explicit wording to this effect in the contract of sale. If the parties wish to include in the seller’s obligations the risks and costs of the handling of the goods from the quay to another place (warehouse, terminal, etc.) in or outside the port, then one of the following terms should be used: DDU - DELIVERED DUTY UNPAID (... named place of destination); DDP - DELIVERED DUTY PAID (... named place of destination).

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Delivered Ex Ship
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered Ex Ship (DES) [named port of destination], an Incoterm in which the seller fulfills its obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available to the buyer on board the ship uncleared for import at the named port of destination. If the parties wish the seller to bear the costs and risks of discharging the goods, then use the term DEQ - DELIVERED EX QUAY. DELIVERED EX SHIP can only be used for sea or inland waterway transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

DEQ
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered Ex Quay (DEQ) [named port of destination], an Incoterm in which the seller fulfils its obligation to deliver when the goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer not cleared for import on the quay (wharf) at the named port of destination. The seller has to bear costs and risks involved in bringing the goods to the named port of destination and discharging the goods on the quay (wharf). The buyer clears the goods for import and pays for all formalities, duties, taxes and other charges upon import. If the parties wish to include in the seller’s obligations all or part of the costs payable upon import of the goods, this should be made clear by adding explicit wording to this effect in the contract of sale. If the parties wish to include in the seller’s obligations the risks and costs of the handling of the goods from the quay to another place (warehouse, terminal, etc.) in or outside the port, then one of the following terms should be used: DDU - DELIVERED DUTY UNPAID (... named place of destination); DDP - DELIVERED DUTY PAID (... named place of destination).

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

DES
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Delivered Ex Ship (DES) [named port of destination], an Incoterm in which the seller fulfills its obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available to the buyer on board the ship uncleared for import at the named port of destination. If the parties wish the seller to bear the costs and risks of discharging the goods, then use the term DEQ - DELIVERED EX QUAY. DELIVERED EX SHIP can only be used for sea or inland waterway transport.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

DHS
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • U.S. Export-Related
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for international trade matters, is responsible for protecting the movement of international trade across US borders, maximizing the security of the international supply chain, and for engaging foreign governments and trading partners in programs designed to identify and eliminate security threats before these arrive at US ports and borders

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

   

District/Port Code
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Compliance System/Process
A 4-position numeric identifier referring to each CBP district and port of entry. Valid district/port codes can be queried through the Extract Reference File chapter of this document.

U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division

   

Dock Receipt
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Export-Related
A form used to acknowledge receipt of cargo and often serves as basis for preparation of the ocean bill of lading.



   

DOT
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • National Security
DOT - Department of Transportation: is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation. Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."

U.S. Department of Transportation()

   

Drawback
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
A refund of duty and taxes which may be obtained upon the exportation or destruction of certain articles under certain conditions.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  Sandra Bell
202-572-8700
 

DSB
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) makes decisions on trade disputes between governments that are adjudicated by the Organization. Its decisions generally match those of the Dispute Panel. The DSB is, in effect, a session of the General Council of the WTO: that is, all of the representatives of the WTO member governments, usually at ambassadorial level, meeting together. It decides the outcome of a trade dispute on the recommendation of a Dispute Panel and (possibly) on a report from the Appellate Body of WTO, which may have amended the Panel recommendation if a party chose to appeal. Only the DSB can make these decisions: Panels and the Appellate Body are limited to making recommendations. Once it has decided on the case, i.e., whether the complaint had been shown to be right or wrong, the DSB may direct the 'losing' Member to take action to bring its laws, regulations or policies into conformity with the WTO Agreements.

World Trade Organization

   

Dumping
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
  • Anti-Competitiveness Protection
The sale of goods in a foreign country at less than' fair value' (a price lower than that at which it is sold within the exporting country or to third countries), and which thereby materially injures, or threatens to materially injure, that industry in the foreign country.

Import Administrration/ITA/USDOC

  202-482-1255
mailto:petition_counseling@ita.doc.gov
 

Duty
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
Ad valorem and/or specific rates assessed on the entered value of merchandise entering the United States and other countries.



   

Duty Free Zone
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
An area where goods or cargo can be stored without paying import customs duties awaiting further transport or manufacturing.



   


 
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