A Glossary of International Shipping Terms
We've defined hundreds of terms that you’ll hear the deeper you dive into the world of international trade.
Whether you’re new to importing and exporting or you’ve been shipping internationally for decades, it sometimes seems like international trade has its own language. There are an overwhelming number of terms used to explain the process of moving goods through the supply chain. Understanding and using these terms correctly is essential if you want your goods to be delivered on time—and if you want to get paid.
In A Glossary of International Shipping Terms, we define hundreds of terms that you’ll hear the deeper you dive into the world of international trade. Scan the glossary for terms you may not know, or keep it on hand as a reference, so when a business partner starts throwing out terms you’ve never heard of, you know just where to look.
In this whitepaper you’ll learn:
- Definitions of dozens of export documents that are essential for a smooth international transaction.
- The differences between the most common payment methods used when importing and exporting.
- Different terms used in relation to the Automatic Export System (AES) and filing your electronic export information (EEI).
- About some of the most common organizations and departments you need to be aware of in relation to international trade—U.S. Customs and Border Protect, the World Trade Organization, the World Customs Organization and more.
- About different ways of measuring and tracking loads.
- About the differences between the many free trade agreements the U.S. has with countries around the world.
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