The next time you encounter a logistics term or acronym you don't understand, visit our two terminology pages.
Choose the In Brief page for the most complete review of the language used by customs brokers and freight forwarders. For example, this is where you will learn what "Ad Valorem Duty" and "TEU" really mean.
Choose the In Depth page for terms and acronyms that require more explanation, such as the "Harbor Maintenance Fee" in the U.S. and "NRCan, Natural Resources Canada".
Tip #12 – Small clerical errors can have big implications
Here are some facts to remember before you complete the documentation that goes with your next shipment: