Incoterms of Apparel Merchandising Business

InCoTerms of Apparel Merchandising Business
Muhammad Rahat
Dept. of Knitwear Manufacturing Technology
BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT)

INCOTERMS is the combination of (IN – International, Co – Commercial, Terms – Terminology). INCOTERMS is very important those who doing garment merchandising business. It is also important for international business. Incoterms were first developed by ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) in Paris France. Incoterms was first developed in 1939. It defines the trade contract, responsibilities and liabilities between buyer and seller. It is invaluable and cost saving tool. The importer and exporter need not go under lengthy negotiation about a condition of each transaction after that revised version published in 2000 and 2002.
InCoTerms of Apparel Merchandising Business

Terms of Apparel Export Business:
  1. FOB – Free on Board
  2. CFR – Cost and Freight
  3. C&F – Clearing and Forwarding
  4. CIF – Cost Insurance and Freight
  5. CM – Cost of Manufacturing
  6. CMT – Cost of Manufacturing and Trim
  7. FCL – Full Container Load.
  8. L/C – Letter of Credit
  9. LCL – Less Container Load.
  10. DAT – Delivery and Terminal.
  11. DAP – Delivery and Port.
  12. CFS – Container Freight Station.
  13. FOA – Free on Air
  14. DDU – Delivery Duty Unpaid.
  15. POD – Port of Discharge.
  16. POD – Proof of Delivery.
  17. POL – Port of Landing.
  18. POL – Port of Loading.
  19. ETA – Estimate Time of Arrival.
  20. ETD – Estimate Time of Departure.
  21. GSP – Generalized System of Preferences.
  22. MAWB – Master Air Way Bill.
  23. HAWB – House Air Way Bill.
  24. FFU – Forty Fit Equivalent
  25. TFU – Twenty Fit Equivalent
  26. PC – Pont Cash.
  27. CO – Country of Origin
  28. GOH – Garments on Hanger.
  29. FPC – Flat Pack Container.
  30. CPT – Carriage Paid to.
  31. CY – Container Yard.
  32. CBM – Cubic Metter.
  33. NVOCC – Non Vassal Operating Common Carrier.
  34. DDP – Delivery Duty Paid.
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Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.

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