Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trade Terms Tuesday

Welcome to Trade Terms Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will share three trade-related terms. In order to reach out to our diverse readership, we will try to provide one for exports, one for imports and one for logistics/transportation. This week, we continue with the C’s.

Commerce Control List (CCL)
Included in the Export Administration Regulations, the Commerce Control List identifies all dual-use commodities, software, and technologies subject to the export licensing process as well as the conditions under which those commodities, technologies, and software may be exported.

A carnet is a customs document that allows the holder to carry or send goods into certain foreign countries temporarily without paying duties or posting bonds. A carnet serves as both the entry document and a CBP bond

Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)
The CAF is an ancillary freight surcharge or adjustment imposed by a carrier to offset foreign currency fluctuations. The CAF is usually a percentage of a published rate. While freight rates are normally fixed for a specified period, the CAF is subject to daily revisions based on the fluctuation of currency.

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