Monday Sep 24, 2018

Definitions of Tariff

Un-palletized cargo:
means goods taken out of the original packing or handled without suitable packing and do not conform with the packing standards of this Tariff book
Oil cargo:
involves crude oil, petroleum, gas, fuel oil and etc
Unconventional lifts:
means cargo without conventional and normal weight and size requiring special cargo handling equipment 
Cargo handling:
means removing cargo from its original storage place to another location 
Inland (administrative) transit:
means transfer of cargo from one Custom office to another Custom office within the country at the discretion of Custom or Port Authority.
Transship container:
 means container transfer from one ship to another ship in harbor or berth. This transfer may be direct (from ship to ship) or indirect (discharge from one ship at quay and re-load to another ship).
Container Freight Station (CFS):
means a station where content of the LCL and FCL containers are stripped and stored
Less Container Load (LCL) Container:
 means the container the content of which involves multiple custom clearance 
Full Container Load (FCL) Container:
means the container the content of which involves single custom clearance
Container Stuffing:
means loading goods into the container upon the request of the cargo owner or ship's agent
Container strip:
means emptying the content of a container upon the request of the cargo owner or ship's gent
Move:
means the operation involving discharge of a container from the vessel or loading a container on vessel 
Terminal Handling Charges (THC):

involves the charge payable for unloading the cargo from vessel, handling to terminal, stowing in container yard and delivering to transport vehicle arranged by the cargo owner. THC includes the charges payable for receipt of cargo from the owner, stowing in container yard, handling to ship and loading on a vessel.   

Heavy Container:
means a container the weight of which plus its contents requires the use of special handling equipment
Twenty Equivalents Unite (TEU):
is the counting unit of container accounting for a 20-feet container
Non-standard container:
means any container which does not conform to the standards of a container described in preceding paragraph.
Container:

means a box made of metal, wood, plastics or fiberglass in accordance with standards of International Standard Organization (ISO) for the purpose of carrying dry, liquid, gaseous or refrigerated goods which protects its content and is able to be handled by container spreaders.

Heavy vehicles:
includes trucks, omnibus, trailers, port equipment, road-building equipment, wagon, locomotives and etc
Semi-heavy vehicles:
includes minibus, van and etc
Light vehicles:
includes cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles and etc
Heavy/awkward cargo:
means cargo with dimensions more than 12*2.5*2.5 m requiring special gears for handling  
Returned goods:
means incoming cargo returned by Custom for operational or documentary reasons. Such cargo is not regarded export or import cargo
Special Economic Zone and Free Zone cargo:
means cargo entering into Special Economic Zone and Free Zones for processing, reproduction, usage, repair and etc
Free Zone Ports:
means ports located in the Free Economic Zones 
Special Economic Zone Ports:
means ports located in the Special Economic
Transship cargo:

means cargo transfer from one ship to another ship in harbor or berth. This transfer may be direct (from ship to ship) or indirect (discharge from one ship at quay and re-load to another ship).

Inland (Administrative) transit cargo:
means the cargo not cleared in one custom office and sent to another custom office for clearance  
Swap cargo:
means a cargo entering into the country for domestic consumption equal of which is exported from the country. 
External transit cargo and container:

means foreign cargo and container entre into the country for transit to another country. External transit does not involve cargo transfer to special economic zones.

Cabotage cargo:
means a cargo transported from one point to another point within a country by vessel via sea or river transportation
Re-export cargo:

means a cargo transported to the port special economic zone and is exported to a foreign destination after processing, repair, conversion, completion and etc

Import cargo:
means the cargo carried into the country and cleared from the custom for domestic use
Export cargo:
means the cargo sent or transported abroad for sale or external consumption