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1153 Reference code qualifier [C]
Desc: Code qualifying a reference.
AAA Order acknowledgement document identifier
 Reference number identifying the acknowledgement
of an order.
AAB Proforma invoice document identifier
 Reference number to identify a proforma invoice.
AAC Documentary credit identifier
 Reference number to identify a documentary
AAD Contract document addendum identifier
 Reference number to identify an addendum to a
AAE Goods declaration number
Reference number assigned to a goods declaration.
AAF Debit card number
A reference number identifying a debit card.
AAG Offer number
(1332) Reference number assigned by issuing party to an
AAH Bank's batch interbank transaction reference number
Reference number allocated by the bank to a batch of
different underlying interbank transactions.
AAI Bank's individual interbank transaction reference number
Reference number allocated by the bank to one specific
AAJ Delivery order number
Reference number assigned by issuer to a delivery order.
AAK Despatch advice number
 Reference number assigned by issuing party to a
AAL Drawing number
Reference number identifying a specific product drawing.
AAM Waybill number
Reference number assigned to a waybill, see: 1001 = 700.
AAN Delivery schedule number
Reference number assigned by buyer to a delivery
AAO Consignment identifier, consignee assigned
 Reference number assigned by the consignee to
identify a particular consignment.
AAP Partial shipment identifier
 Identifier of a shipment which is part of an
AAQ Transport equipment identifier
 To identify a piece if transport equipment e.g.
container or unit load device.
AAR Municipality assigned business registry number
A reference number assigned by a municipality to
identify a business.
AAS Transport contract document identifier
 Reference number to identify a document
evidencing a transport contract.
AAT Master label number
Identifies the master label number of any package type.
AAU Despatch note document identifier
 Reference number to identify a Despatch Note.
AAV Enquiry number
Reference number assigned to an enquiry.
AAW Docket number
A reference number identifying the docket.
AAX Civil action number
A reference number identifying the civil action.
AAY Carrier's agent reference number
Reference number assigned by the carriers agent to a
AAZ Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) number
For maritime shipments, this code qualifies a Standard
Alpha Carrier Code (SCAC) as issued by the United Stated
National Motor Traffic Association Inc.
ABA Customs valuation decision number
Reference by an importing party to a previous decision
made by a Customs administration regarding the valuation
ABB End use authorization number
Reference issued by a Customs administration authorizing
a preferential rate of duty if a product is used for a
specified purpose, see: 1001 = 990.
ABC Anti-dumping case number
Reference issued by a Customs administration pertaining
to a past or current investigation of goods "dumped" at
a price lower than the exporter's domestic market price.
ABD Customs tariff number
(7357) Code number of the goods in accordance with the
tariff nomenclature system of classification in use
where the Customs declaration is made.
ABE Declarant's reference number
Unique reference number assigned to a document or a
message by the declarant for identification purposes.
ABF Repair estimate number
A number identifying a repair estimate.
ABG Customs decision request number
Reference issued by Customs pertaining to a pending
tariff classification decision requested by an importer
ABH Sub-house bill of lading number
Reference assigned to a sub-house bill of lading.
ABI Tax payment identifier
 Reference number identifying a payment of a duty
or tax e.g. under a transit procedure.
ABJ Quota number
Reference number allocated by a government authority to
identify a quota.
ABK Transit (onward carriage) guarantee (bond) number
Reference number to identify the guarantee or security
provided for Customs transit operation (CCC).
ABL Customs guarantee number
Reference assigned to a Customs guarantee.
ABM Replacing part number
New part number which replaces the existing part number.
ABN Seller's catalogue number
Identification number assigned to a seller's catalogue.
ABO Originator's reference
A unique reference assigned by the originator.
ABP Declarant's Customs identity number
Reference to the party whose posted bond or security is
being declared in order to accept responsibility for a
goods declaration and the applicable duties and taxes.
ABQ Importer reference number
Reference number assigned by the importer to identify a
particular shipment for his own purposes.
ABR Export clearance instruction reference number
Reference number of the clearance instructions given by
the consignor through different means.
ABS Import clearance instruction reference number
Reference number of the import clearance instructions
given by the consignor/consignee through different
ABT Goods declaration document identifier, Customs
 Reference number, assigned or accepted by
Customs, to identify a goods declaration.
ABU Article number
A number that identifies an article.
ABV Intra-plant routing
To define routing within a plant.
ABW Stock keeping unit number
A number that identifies the stock keeping unit.
ABX Text Element Identifier deletion reference
The reference used within a given TEI (Text Element
Identifier) which is to be deleted.
ABY Allotment identification (Air)
Reference assigned to guarantied capacity on one or more
specific flights on specific date(s) to third parties as
agents and other airlines.
ABZ Vehicle licence number
Number of the licence issued for a vehicle by an agency
AC Air cargo transfer manifest
A number assigned to an air cargo list of goods to be