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Definitions of common U.S. shipping acronyms

  • Know the customs process
  • New to exporting
  • New to importing

When you talk shipping and international trade, all of the jargon and acronyms can make it sound like another language. Yet as a successful business it’s important to understand the terminology behind the movement of goods across the border – to understand what’s happening to your shipment and why.

To help you get a better understanding of language of customs and trade, we’ve prepared a comprehensive list of shipping acronyms, with useful descriptions of just what each term means to you. Learn what ACE means, what CBP does, how ISF affects importers and more.

Get yourself acquainted with the language of international trade and download “Definitions of common U.S. shipping acronyms” today!

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