T.A.C.M.: Transit air cargo manifest.
T & E ENTRY: Transportation and Exportation Entry. A Customs Form (CF7512) declaring goods which are entering the United States (e.g. from Canada) for the purpose of exportation through a U.S. port. Carriers and warehouses involved must be bonded.
TALLY: A notation made by an importing carrier of the quantity of articles delivered to a cartman.
TARE WEIGHT: The weight of a container and/or packing materials without the weight of the goods it contains.
TARIFF: A tax assessed by a government on goods as they enter (or leave) a country. May be imposed to protect domestic industry and/or to generate revenue. Types include ad valorem, specific, variable, or some combination.
TARIFF SCHEDULE: A comprehensive list of the goods which a country may import and the import duties applicable to each product.
T.D.C.C.: Transportation Data Coordinating Committee; organized in 1976 to develop standards for electronic data interchange. (EDI)
TEMPORARY IMPORT BOND (TIB): Articles not imported for sale, admitted into the U.S. on a temporary basis without the payment of duty, under bond for their exportation. (19CFR, Sec. 10.310)
TERMS OF SALE: Usually refers to an internationally accepted set of definitions which outlines the responsibilities of a buyer and seller for loss or damage to merchandise during transit.
TERRITORY OF THE U.S.: Includes the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (19CFR101.1)
THIRD PARTY WAREHOUSE: Public Warehouse. A warehouse facility that is offered for use to other firms as a storage facility.
THROUGH BILL OF LADING: A single bill of lading covering both the domestic and international carriage of the export shipment.
THROUGH RATE: A total rate from the point of origin to final destination.
T.I.B.: See Temporary Import Bond.
TIME DRAFT: A draft which matures in either a certain number of days after acceptance or a certain number of days after the date of the draft.
TINE: The horizontal load lifting portion of a fork on a fork truck that contacts the load.,
TITLE: A written record that evidences ownership.
T.L.: Truck load. The term used for a shipment which weights at least the minimum necessary for the application of the truckload rate. Truckload (T.L.) versus less than truck load (L.T.L.)
TOLERANCE: The permitted amount of deviation from the mean or average of a measure.
TON MILE: One of the most commonly used measures of transportation service. One ton of cargo moved on mile.
TONNAGE TAX: A tax based upon the net tonnage of a vessel imposed at each entry of the vessel. (19CFR4.20)\
TONNE (METRIC TON): 1,000 kilograms (2,204 lbs.).
TOUCH AND TRADE: A CF 1370 permit issued by the district director of Customs allowing a fishing vessel to touch and trade at a foreign port or place. (19CFR 4.14)
TRACKING AND TRACING: A carrier's system of recording movement intervals of shipments from origin to destination.
TRACER: A form used, to implement tracing and information gathering, about a lost shipment.
TRADEMARK: Relates to any work name or symbol which is used in trade to distinguish a product from other similar goods.
TRADING COMPANY: A large firm which normally handles a wide spectrum of products from one or a limited number of countries. It is used extensively by Japanese firms to move products to North America.
TRAFFIC COSTS: The cost associated with the transportation of goods.
TRANSFORMATION-SUBSTANTIAL: A manufacturing process which results in a new and different article having a distinctive name, character, or use which is different from that originally possessed by the article or material before its subjection to the manufacturing process. (19CFR10.15)
TRANSPORTATION IN BOND: An entry of articles under the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury for transporting those articles in bond without appraisement to any other port of entry designated. (19CFR18.11)
TRANSSHIPMENT: The transfer of bonded merchandise from one conveyance to another single conveyance while en-route to the port of destination or exportation. (19CFR18.3)
T.S.U.S.: Tariff schedules of the United States. The U.S. schedule of duty rates to be paid, based upon classification of goods, being imported into the United Stated.
TURNOVER RATE: The frequency with which total inventory or a specific class of inventory is completely replaced.