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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:1
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Joint development of the Pan American and Western European EDIFACT Boards

CONTENTS
Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Data segment clarification
    2. Data segment index (alphabetical sequence)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D95A, D95B, D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

0. INTRODUCTION

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. SCOPE


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.


1.3. Principles

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.


2. REFERENCES

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS


3.1. Standard terms and definitions

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4. MESSAGE DEFINITION


4.1. Data Segment Clarification

This section should be read in conjunction with the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

This section should be read in conjunction with the Branching Diagram and Segment Table which indicate 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:

Data element0065DOCAMA
0052D
005497A
0051UN

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 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.

0050 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying amendments to the place from where to where shipment(s) under the documentary credit must be made.

0060 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment specifying amendments to the place from where to where shipment(s) under the documentary credit must be made.

0070 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment specifying the amendments to the part- shipment and/or transhipment instructions.

0080 FTX, Free text

A segment with free text information used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments.

0090 Segment Group 1: FII-RFF-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying the financial institutions and account numbers involved in the documentary credit, their functions and notification references.

0100 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.

0110 RFF, Reference

A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading FII segment.

0120 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.

0130 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying communication type(s) and number(s) of person(s) or department(s) specified in the associated CTA segment.

0140 Segment Group 2: NAD-RFF-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying the name and address of each non-financial party involved in the transaction, their functions and notification references.

0150 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.

0160 RFF, Reference

A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading NAD segment.

0170 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.

0180 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying communication type(s) and number(s) of person(s) or department(s) specified in the associated CTA segment.

0190 Segment Group 3: FCA-MOA-SG4

A group of segments providing full details of all charges or allowances, and associated taxes, that apply to a particular transaction, together with information as to who bears the charges and to which account they have will be directed. A total value of all charges plus allowances may be given for every account to which charges may be directed. Where charges are subject to taxation this may also be specified.

0200 FCA, Financial charges allocation

A segment specifying the method for allocation of charges and allowances and identifying an account to which such charges or allowances will be directed where it is different from the principal account.

0210 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying the basis amount from which charges are calculated, if different from the overall amount of the original documentary credit. It is also giving the total value of charges and/or allowances, and associated taxes, that relate to an account for charges/allowances.

0220 Segment Group 4: ALC-PCD-MOA-DTM-SG5

A group of segments providing a detail breakdown of all charges (or allowances) and associated charges (or allowances).

0230 ALC, Allowance or charge

A segment used to provide full details of each charge or allowance for which the Beneficiary is liable. Included are full details of the method of calculating the charge.

0240 PCD, Percentage details

A segment specifying the percentage used for calculating the charges (or allowances).

0250 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying the amount of charges (or allowances) and/or specifying the basis amount from which charges (or allowances) may be calculated if different from the FCA segment.

0260 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying the date and/or time the charges will be debited.

0270 Segment Group 5: TAX-MOA-DTM

A group of segments describing any taxes associated with charges and their amount.

0280 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details

A segment identifying any taxes related to a specific charge.

0290 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying the total amount of the tax and the basis of calculation.

0300 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying the date and/or time the taxes will be debited.

0310 Segment Group 6: AUT-DTM

A group of segments specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMI message.

0320 AUT, Authentication result

A segment specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMI message.

0330 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying the validation date/time.

0340 UNT, Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.


4.2. Data segment index (Alphabetical sequence by tag)

ALC Allowance or charge
AUT Authentication result
BGM Beginning of message
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DTM Date/time/period
FCA Financial charges allocation
FII Financial institution information
FTX Free text
LOC Place/location identification
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
RFF Reference
TAX Duty/tax/fee details
TSR Transport service requirements
UNH Message header
UNT Message trailer

4.3. Message structure


4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header ×1 (M)
├─BGM Beginning of message ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×2 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×4 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×3 (C)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×1 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×3 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×5 (M)
├─FII Financial institution information ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×2 (C)
├─CTA Contact information ×1 (C)
└─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (C)
├─CTA Contact information ×1 (C)
└─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 3 ×5 (C)
├─FCA Financial charges allocation ×1 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
└─Segment Group 4 ×20 (C)
──├─ALC Allowance or charge ×1 (M)
──├─PCD Percentage details ×3 (C)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×3 (C)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
──└─Segment Group 5 ×5 (C)
────├─TAX Duty/tax/fee details ×1 (M)
────├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
────└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×1 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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