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Dangerous Goods Articles or substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air and which are classified according to subsections 3.1 through 2.10 in IATA. This includes cargo labeled as flammable, corrosive, radioactive, etc.
DDC Destination Delivery Charge.
Declared Value The value of a shipment as declared by the shipper, used to determine the value for duty and carrier liability.
Delivery Instructions Also called delivery Orders, these documents provide specific information to a carrier regarding delivery to a specific port, pier, terminal, airport, or steamship line. They show the shipping carrier, delivery deadlines, name and address of consignee, and the contact name and telephone number of the shipper n case of delivery problems.
Delivery Order Document issued by the Customs broker to the ocean carrier as authority to release the cargo to the inland carrier.
Delivery Service Bringing goods to a destination on behalf of a shipper for a fee.
Demurrage A charge for storage of incoming merchandise beyond the free time allotted by the shipping company. Also applies to carrier owned or leased equipment, such as containers and chassis.
Destination The location to which a shipment is being delivered.
DG Dangerous Goods.
Dimensional Weight The weight calculated by measuring the length x width x height of a package: used when calculating the rate of oversized pieces.
Dock Receipt The Dock Receipt provides the exporter with a receipt indicating that the ocean terminal operator has taken custody of the shipment on behalf of the ocean carrier. It is basically a proof of delivery of the goods from the exporter to the pier.
Draft Sometimes called a Bank Drafter Bill of Exchange, the Draft is a negotiable instrument which contains an order to pay. It must be signed by the drawer (seller) and be payable at sight or by a certain time. The Draft must contain an unconditional order to pay a certain sum of money to the drawee (buyer). Drafts are used in both collection and Letter of Credit methods of payment.
DTD Door To Door.
DTP Door to Port.
Dutiable Those goods which are subject to duty as per each nation's Customs regulation.
Duty Drawback A refund of duty paid on imported merchandise when it is later exported.
Duty A tax imposed by a government on merchandise imported from another country. There are several types of duty, including: A) Ad valorem duty ("According to the value") - an assessment based on of the actual value of an article. B) Specific duty - an assessment based on the weight or quantity of an article without reference to its monetary value or market price.