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Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message
This specification provides the definition of the Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message (DOCAMA) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional definition
The Advice of an Amendment of a Documentary Credit message is originated by the Advising Bank, or Intermediary Advising Bank, and sent to the Beneficiary. It is used to inform the Beneficiary of the terms and conditions of an amendment to a documentary credit requested by the Applicant.
1.2. Field of application
The Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
Unless otherwise specified, the documentary credit amendment is subject to the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, which are in effect on the date of origination.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1. Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1. Segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
For guidance, the following principles serve to remove ambiguity in the application of this Advice of an Amendment of a Documentary Credit. A. The content of an Advice of an Amendment of a documentary credit is assumed to effect: - the modification of an issued documentary credit - the cancellation of an issued documentary credit B. A change may not be requested on - the documentary credit number - the identification of the Applicant and the Issuing Bank
0010 UNH, Message header
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message is DOCAMA.
Note: Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:
0020 BGM, Beginning of message
A segment by means of which the sender must uniquely identify the DOCAMA message using its type and number and when necessary its function.
0030 RFF, Reference
A segment identifying the number of the referenced documentary credit. It also indicates the number of the amendment. This number should be the latest in the series of all amendments made.
0040 FCA, Financial charges allocation
A segment specifying the allocation of charges due to an amendment.
0050 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment specifying the date and/or time the message is created and, if applicable, the date of the original issue of the documentary credit, the new (i.e. revised) expiry date of the documentary credit and amendments to the date or period of shipment.
0060 MOA, Monetary amount
A segment specifying either the currency and amount of an increase in the documentary credit amount or the currency and amount of a decrease in the documentary credit amount. It also specifies the currency and total amount of the documentary credit after the amendment, disregarding any drawings.
0070 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment specifying amendments to the place from where to where shipment(s) under the documentary credit must be made.
0080 TSR, Transport service requirements
A segment specifying the amendments to the part- shipment and/or transhipment instructions.
0090 FTX, Free text
A segment with free text information used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments.
A group of segments identifying the financial institutions and account numbers involved in the documentary credit, their functions and notification references.
0110 FII, Financial institution information
A segment identifying the financial institution(s) associated with the documentary credit, in coded or uncoded form, their functions and account numbers involved.
0120 RFF, Reference
A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading FII segment.
0130 CTA, Contact information
A segment identifying a person or a department for the party specified in the leading FII segment to whom communication should be directed.
0140 COM, Communication contact
A segment identifying communication type(s) and number(s) of person(s) or department(s) specified in the associated CTA segment.
A group of segments identifying the name and address of each non-financial party involved in the transaction, their functions and notification references.
0160 NAD, Name and address
A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties associated with the documentary credit, in coded or uncoded form, and their functions.
0170 RFF, Reference
A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading NAD segment.
0180 CTA, Contact information
A segment identifying a person or a department for the party specified in the leading NAD segment to whom communication should be directed.
0190 COM, Communication contact
A group of segments specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMA message.
0210 AUT, Authentication result
A segment specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMA message.
0220 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment identifying the validation date/time.
0230 UNT, Message trailer
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.
4.2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)
4.3. Message structure
4.3.1. Segment table
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