Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • AEO: Authorised Economic Operator
  • ACE: Authorised Consignee
  • ACR: Authorised Consignor
  • AEP: Automated Entry Processing
  • AIS: Automated Import System
  • Bonded area: A secure location where goods may be stored while awaiting customs clearance
  • Carrier: The transporter of shipments, may be a ship operator, road haulier etc
  • CCG: Customs Comprehensive Guarantee
  • CCS: Cargo Community System
  • CDS: Customs Declaration Service
  • CFSP: Customs Freight Simplified Procedure
  • CHIEF: Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight
  • CGU: Comprehensive guarantee
  • Commercial Invoice: Critical document used to record the details and cost of items sold. Please refer to our guide to what should be included in a commercial invoice
  • Commodity code: Internationally recognised code which classifies the goods you are shipping
  • Community goods: Goods that are in free circulation in the EU
  • Consignee: The receiver of freight
  • Consignor: The sender of freight
  • CSP: Community Systems Providers
  • Customs Value: The value of goods for customs purposes
  • Declarant: The person responsible for processing the transaction
  • EAD: Export Accompanying Document
  • EHC: Export Health Certificatev
  • ENS: Entry Summary Declaration – Must be submitted for shipments from UK to IE – prior to departure from UK
  • EORI: Economic Operator Registration Identification
  • GMR: Goods Movement References
  • GVMS: Goods Vehicle Movement Service
  • ICD: Inland Clearance Depot
  • MRN: Master Reference Number
  • NCV: No Commercial Value
  • NCTS: New Computerised Transit System
  • PBN: Pre-Boarding Notification. Shipments travelling from UK to Ireland must have a PBN lodged in advance of departure from UK
  • SAD: Single Administrative Document
  • T1: Transit document will allow goods of non-EU origin to transit EU countries up to the country of final destination. The T1 must be discharged as part of the final clearance process
  • T2: Transit document which allows movement of EU goods through non-EU countries
  • TAD: Transit Accompanying Document
  • TSF: Temporary Storage Facilities
  • TST: Temporary storage authorisation