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Change indicators a plus sign (+) for an addition an asterisk (*) for an amendment to structure a hash sign (#) for changes to names a vertical bar (|) for changes to text for descriptions and notes a minus sign (-) for marked for deletion (within either batch and interactive messages) a X sign (X) for marked for deletion (within both batch and interactive messages)

4401 Instruction description code [C]

Desc: Code specifying an instruction. Repr: an..3 Repr: an..3 AA Send credit note Self explanatory. AB Change invoice Send invoice, taking into account specified discrepancies. AC Advise by airmail Instruction to advise party by airmail. AD Advise Instruction to advise a party. AF Stop delivery process Self-explanatory. AG Send replacement The identified item must be sent for replacement. AH Pick-up The identified item is to be picked up. AI Advise by telecommunication Advise of documentary credit by telecommunication. AJ Advise by fax Instruction to advise party by fax. AK By registered airmail Issue documentary credit by registered airmail. AL By registered airmail in one set Deliver documents in one set by registered airmail. AM By registered airmail in two sets Deliver documents in two sets by registered airmail. AN Authorized to debit our account when due The receiver is authorized to debit the account of the sender when due. AO Authorized to reimburse yourselves on the reimbursing bank when due The receiver is authorized to reimburse themselves on the reimbursing bank when due. AP Advise by phone Instruction to advise party by phone. AQ Upon receipt and verification of documents we shall credit your account with us when due Upon receipt and verification of documents we shall credit your account with us when due. AR Protest non-payment Protest is to be made in case of non-payment. AS Protest non-acceptance Protest is to be made in case of non-acceptance. AT Advise by telex Instruction to advise party by telex. AU Protest non-acceptance and non-payment Protest is to be made in case of non-acceptance and non- payment. AV May not be waived Not permitted to be waived. AW May be waived Permitted to be waived. AX Acceptance and/or payment may be deferred until the arrival of goods Acceptance and/or payment may be deferred until the goods have arrived. AY Acceptance and/or payment may not be deferred until the arrival of goods Acceptance and/or payment may not be deferred until the goods have arrived. AZ If documents are not honoured on arrival of goods then warehouse goods Goods are to be warehoused if documents are not taken up on the goods' arrival. BA If documents are not honoured on arrival of goods then warehouse goods and insure against fire Goods are to be warehoused and insured against fire if documents are not taken up on the goods' arrival. BB If documents are not honoured on arrival of goods then warehouse goods and insure against usual risks Goods are to be warehoused and insured against the usual risks if documents are not taken up on the goods' arrival. BC Case of need party has power to give instructions Case of need party has the power to give instructions. BD Case of need party may advise only The case of need party may advise only. BE Draft must be returned after acceptance The draft must be returned after acceptance. BF Advise by mail Instruction to advise party by mail. BG Release documents against acceptance The documents are to be released against acceptance. BH Release documents against payment The documents are to be released against payment. BI Release documents against issuance of drawee's undertaking The documents are to be released against issuance of drawee's undertaking. BJ Release documents against issuance of presenting bank's undertaking The documents are to be released against issuance of presenting bank's undertaking. BK Release documents against issuance of named bank's undertaking The documents are to be released against issuance of named bank's undertaking. BL Release documents against issuance of drawee's signed promissory note The documents are to be released against issuance of drawee's signed promissory note. BM Release documents against issuance of presenting bank's signed promissory note The documents are to be released against issuance of presenting bank's signed promissory note. BN Release documents against issuance of named bank's signed promissory note The documents are to be released against issuance of named bank's signed promissory note. BO Release documents against issuance of drawee's signed trust receipt The documents are to be released against issuance of drawee's signed trust receipt. BP Release documents against acceptance and aval of presenting bank The documents are to be released against acceptance and aval of presenting bank. BQ Release documents against acceptance and aval of named bank The documents are to be released against acceptance and aval of named bank. BR Remit proceeds The proceeds are to be remitted. BS Remit proceeds to intermediary bank The proceeds are to be remitted to the intermediary bank. BT Accept provisional deposit if covered in local currency Where the currency of the collection is not available, the collection bank is authorised to accept a provisional deposit in local currency. CO Convert Convert the message into other format. DA Without The bank advising the documentary credit is not requested to confirm the credit. DB May add The bank advising the documentary credit may add its confirmation to the documentary credit. DC Confirm The bank advising the documentary credit is requested to confirm the credit. DD By registered mail Issue documentary credit by registered mail. DE By courier service Issue documentary credit by courier service. DF By teletransmission Issue documentary credit by teletransmission. DG Preadvice by teletransmission Preadvise documentary credit by teletransmission. DH By courier service in one set Deliver documents in one set by courier service. DI By courier service in two sets Deliver documents in two sets by courier service. DJ By registered mail in one set Deliver documents in one set by registered mail. DK By registered mail in two sets Deliver documents in two sets by registered mail. DN Per teletransmission Deliver documents by teletransmission. DO Advise beneficiary by phone Advise beneficiary of documentary credit by phone. DP Late presentation of documents within documentary credit validity acceptable Late presentation of documents with the documentary credit validity is acceptable. EI EDI Instructions to advise beneficiary by EDI. EM Electronic mail Instructions to advise beneficiary by electronic mail. EX Expedite Forward the information to requested party immediately. QC Quality control held Goods to be held from distribution by stockholder until a quality control assessment is completed by the manufacturer. QE Quality control embargo Quality control assessment is negative, goods are to be held from distribution by stockholder. RL Released Goods are released by manufacturer for distribution by stockholder. SW S.W.I.F.T. Instructions to advise beneficiary by S.W.I.F.T. 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴

Data Element Cross Reference

DataElement 4401 is used in the following Batch Composite Elements:

C522

DataElement 4401 is used in the following Interactive Composite Elements:

E022

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