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SCAC
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Product-Specific
  • Compliance System/Process
Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a 2-4 digit code used to identify freight carriers in computer systems and shipping documents such as Bill of Lading, Freight Bill, Packing List, and Purchase Order. SCACs are commonly used by the automobile, petroleum, forest products, and chemical industries; as well as suppliers to retail businesses, carriers engaged in railroad piggyback trailers, and ocean container drayage. Freight Carriers who participate in the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA) are required to maintain a SCAC. SCAC is also used to identify an ocean carrier or self-filing party, such as a freight forwarder, for the Automated Manifest System used by US Customs and Border Protection for electronic import customs clearance and for manifest transmission as per the USA's '24 Hours Rule' which requires the carrier to transmit a cargo manifest to US Customs at least 24 hours prior to vessels departure at port of loading.



   

Schedule B
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
Refers to 'Schedule B, Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States.' There are millions of trade transactions occurring each year. These transactions are classified under approximately 8,000 different products leaving the United States. Every item that is exported is assigned a unique 10-digit identification code. Every 10-digit item is part of a series of progressively broader product categories. For example, concentrated frozen apple juice is assigned a 10-digit identifier that is aggregated into a broader category assigned a 6-digit identifier described as apple juice. The 6-digit identifier described as apple juice is aggregated into a broader category assigned a 4-digit identifier described as fruit juices and vegetable juices, etc. The 4-digit identifier is further aggregated into a broader category assigned a 2-digit identifier described as Preparations of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts etc. ven-digit Schedule B number must be entered on the shipper's U.S. Export Declaration for every commodity shipped.

Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau

   

SDN
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • National Security
Specially Designated Nationals or 'SDNs include (a) individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries; and (b) individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. OFAC publishes a list of of these entities as part of its enforcement efforts. Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Treasury Department

   

SED
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Export-Related
Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) filing is generally required by the U.S. Census Bureau for U.S. exports that contain a single commodity's value exceeding US$2,500.00. It describes all particulars of the shipment

Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau

  Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch (ROEB)
 

Selectivity
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • National Security
Automated method of designating imported merchandise for examination by a CBP inspector or commodity specialist.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

   

Sheep Fee
Categories:
  • Term/Acronym
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Product-Specific
An assessment collected on imported sheep and sheep products. The class code is 105.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

   

Shipper
Categories:
    Shipper: The person or company who is usually the supplier or owner of commodities shipped. Also called Consignor.



       

    Simplified Network Applications Process (SNAP)
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • National Security
    • Compliance System/Process
    Simplified Network Applications Process (SNAP) allows registered users to submit export and reexport license applications, to request commodity classifications, and agricultural license exception notices through a single and secure Web site. SNAP Redesign (SNAP-R), includes enhanced security, the ability to attach supporting documentation electronically, user access rights, and the ability for BIS Licensing Officers to view work items and supporting documents electronically.

    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

      SNAP-R Help Desk
    202-482-2227
    mailto:snap-r@bis.doc.gov
     

    Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • Multilateral/International
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    The Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, adopted in 2006, sought to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonization of administrative trademark registration procedures. Building on the Trademark Law Treaty of 1994 (TLT 1994), the new Treaty has a wider scope of application and addresses new developments in the field of communication technology. The Singapore Treaty is applicable to all types of marks registrable under the law of a given Contracting Party; Contracting Parties are free to choose the means of communication with their Offices (including communications in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal); relief measures in respect of time limits as well as provisions on the recording of trademark licenses are introduced, and an Assembly of the Contracting Parties is established. Other provisions of the Singapore Treaty (such as the requirements to provide for multi-class applications and registrations, and the use of the International ('Nice') Classification), closely follow the TLT 1994. The two treaties are separate, and may be ratified or adhered to independently.

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

       

    SITC
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    Standard International Trade Classification (SITC). A numerical system developed by the United Nations to classify commodities used in international trade as an aid to reporting trade statistics.



       

    SLI
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
    • Document
    • U.S. Export-Related
    Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI). A document containing instructions given by the shipper or the shipper's agent for preparing documents and forwarding (air cargo).



       

    SNAP
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • National Security
    • Compliance System/Process
    Simplified Network Applications Process (SNAP) allows registered users to submit export and reexport license applications, to request commodity classifications, and agricultural license exception notices through a single and secure Web site. SNAP Redesign (SNAP-R), includes enhanced security, the ability to attach supporting documentation electronically, user access rights, and the ability for BIS Licensing Officers to view work items and supporting documents electronically.

    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

       

    Specially Designated National
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • National Security
    Specially Designated Nationals or 'SDNs include (a) individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries; and (b) individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. OFAC publishes a list of of these entities as part of its enforcement efforts. Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

       

    Specific Duty
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • Foreign Import-Related
    A specified amount of duty per unit of weight or other quantity.



       

    SPS
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
    • Multilateral/International
    • Product-Specific
    Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Problem: How do you ensure that your country’s consumers are being supplied with food that is safe to eat — “safe” by the standards you consider appropriate? And at the same time, how can you ensure that strict health and safety regulations are not being used as an excuse for protecting domestic producers? An agreement on how governments can apply food safety and animal and plant health measures (sanitary and phytosanitary or SPS measures) sets out the basic rules in the WTO.

    World Trade Organization (WTO)

       

    STELA
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • National Security
    • Compliance System/Process
    STELA is an automated voice response system that can be accessed using a touch-tone phone. It provides applicants with the status of their license and classification applications and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To obtain information about your license application from STELA, dial (202) 482-2752 and enter the Application Control Number. Press '0' for instructions.

    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

       

    Straight Bill of Lading
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Document
    • U.S. Export-Related
    Non-negotiable B/L used where the goods have been paid for or do not require payment (such as donations or gifts). Under this B/L, the shipping company will deliver the shipment to its consignee on presentation of an identification. Also called consignment bill of lading.



       

    SWIFT
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Organization/Agency/Entity
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, a member-owned cooperative through which the financial world conducts its business operations with speed, certainty and confidence. Over 8,300 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in more than 208 countries trust us every day to exchange millions of standardised financial messages. Our role is two-fold. We provide the proprietary communications platform, products and services that allow our customers to connect and exchange financial information securely and reliably. We also act as the catalyst that brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and consider solutions to issues of mutual interest. SWIFT enables its customers to automate and standardise financial transactions, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating inefficiencies from their operations. By using SWIFT customers can also create new business opportunities and revenue streams.

    Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)

       

    System Generated
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • Compliance System/Process
    Data elements provided by ACS from other records, files or the actual operating system.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

       


     
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