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35 Random Customs, Origin and Global Trade Terms for #CustomsGeeks - Do you know them all?

(FREE) Customs is a jungle of abbreviations and complex words - The perfect place for CustomsGeeks. Can you understand and explain the following 35 essential terms?

PART 1 of 2: The Quiz


Here are our 35 top terms you will hear in importing and exporting all the time. But do you know what they actually mean?

Test your knowledge now (Solutions below).

Here is the results key:

  • 35-30 correct answers = Customs Geek. We want to hire you or at least meet you. Get in touch to claim a free coffee :-)

  • 29-20 correct answers = Customs Geek in training. Little brush up cannot help.

  • 19-10 correct answers = Well, this is going to get tough for you. Get in touch, we need to talk.

  • 9 - 0 correct answers = We think you are looking for CustomERS, not Customs. You might be at the wrong place. Get in touch, we can help.

What is and why does it matter?

  • Air waybill

  • Bill of lading

  • Certificate of Origin (COO)

  • Commercial invoice

  • Consignment

  • Consular invoice

  • Customs declaration

  • Customs invoice

  • Export licence

  • Packing list

  • Freight forwarder

  • Incoterms

  • Inspection certificate

  • Insurance certificate

  • Pro forma invoice

  • Tariff

  • Tariff Code

  • Terms of Sale

  • Origin/Originate

  • TCA preference

  • Preference

  • Union goods

  • Preferential origin

  • Non-preferential origin

  • Statement on origin

  • Importer’s knowledge

  • Free circulation

  • Transit

  • Special Procedures

  • UK Global Tariff

  • Returned Goods Relief

  • Product-specific rules

  • Goods subject to any form of operation

  • Wholly obtained

  • Wholly produced

  • Certificate of conformity

Want to know what all these terms mean and see if you got them right? Then check out PART 2 of this blog for the solutions and our suggestions of answers.

Good luck! And watch our for the second blog with the answers. :-)

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