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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Documentary credit issuance information message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:2
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Joint development of the Pan American and Western European EDIFACT Boards

CONTENTS
Documentary credit issuance information 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:
D93A, D94A, D94B, 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 Documentary credit issuance information message (DOCINF) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

The Documentary Credit Issuance Information message is used to indicate the terms and conditions of an issued documentary credit from the Issuing Bank to the Applicant and/or the Applicant's Bank.


1.2. Field of Application

This message may be applied for both national and international applications for documentary credits. It is based on universal practice and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles

Unless otherwise specified, the documentary credit is issued subject to the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, which are in effect on the date of issue.


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.

The following guidelines and principles apply to the whole message and are intended to facilitate the understanding and implementation of the message: - Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used whenever possible. - Data that is not necessary to meet the functional requirements of the message should not be included. - Free text information within the message should be avoided as this inhibits automatic processing.

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Documentary credit issuance information message is DOCINF.

Note: Documentary credit issuance information messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065DOCINF
0052D
005497A
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment by means of which the sender must uniquely identify the DOCINF message using its type and number and when necessary its function.

0030 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying the documentary credit number.

0040 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date of issuance of the documentary credit, the date and/or time the message is created and, if applicable, the presentation period within which documents are to be presented.

0050 BUS, Business function

A segment providing information related to the type of documentary credit (i.e. irrevocable or revocable, transferable or not transferable). It may also identify the geographic environment of the documentary credit.

0060 INP, Parties to instruction

A segment specifying special documentary credit instructions. It specifies the confirmation instructions and, if applicable, any additional conditions, the method of issuance of the documentary credit, pre-advice instructions and documents delivery instructions.

0070 FTX, Free text

A segment with free text information used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. This may be instructions and information about revolving documentary credits and other supplementary information.

0080 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.

0090 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.

0100 RFF, Reference

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

0110 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.

0120 COM, Communication contact

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

0130 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.

0140 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.

0150 RFF, Reference

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

0160 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.

0170 COM, Communication contact

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

0180 Segment Group 3: DTM-LOC

A group of segments specifying the expiry date of the documentary credit and, if applicable, the place where the documentary credit expires for the presentation of the required documents.

0190 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the expiry date of the documentary credit.

0200 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment specifying the place where the documentary credit expires for the presentation of the required documents.

0210 Segment Group 4: MOA-SG5

A group of segments specifying the amount and currency of the documentary credit and, if applicable, any additional amounts covered under the documentary credit. It may also specify the tolerance or specification of the amount(s).

0220 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying the amount and currency of the documentary credit and, if applicable, any additional amounts covered under the documentary credit.

0230 Segment Group 5: ALC-PCD

A group of segments specifying the tolerance or specification of the amount(s) specified in Segment Group 4.

0240 ALC, Allowance or charge

A segment specifying the tolerance or specification of the amount(s) specified in Segment Group 4.

0250 PCD, Percentage details

A segment specifying the amount tolerance in percentage.

0260 Segment Group 6: LOC-DTM

A group of segments specifying from where and to where the shipment(s)under the documentary credit must be made and relevant dates for the transport of goods.

0270 LOC, Place/location identification

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

0280 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date or period of shipment.

0290 Segment Group 7: PAI-LOC

A group of segments specifying with whom the documentary credit is available.

0300 PAI, Payment instructions

A segment specifying with whom the documentary credit is available.

0310 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying the city and/or country where the documentary credit is available with any bank.

0320 Segment Group 8: PAT-FII-DTM-MOA-PCD-FTX

A group of segments specifying the method of availability of the documentary credit.

0330 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment specifying the method of availability. It may also specify at which maturity date payment is to be made and how the maturity date is to be determined.

0340 FII, Financial institution information

A segment identifying, when necessary, the party on whom drafts must be drawn.

0350 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying, when necessary, a specific maturity date.

0360 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying in those cases that the documentary credit should be available by mixed payment (e.g. sight payment and deferred payment) the part of the documentary credit amount that is payable by sight payment, deferred payment, etc.

0370 PCD, Percentage details

A segment specifying in those cases that the documentary credit should be available by mixed payment (e.g. sight payment and deferred payment) the part of the documentary credit amount in percentage which is payable by sight payment, deferred payment, etc.

0380 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying how the maturity date is to be determined or indicate at which usance time draft(s) must be drawn in uncoded form.

0390 Segment Group 9: TOD-LOC

A group of segments indicating the terms of delivery.

0400 TOD, Terms of delivery or transport

A segment identifying the terms of delivery.

0410 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the terms of delivery specified in the leading TOD segment.

0420 Segment Group 10: TSR-LOC

A group of segments specifying generic instructions about transhipments and partial shipments and/or drawings under the documentary credit.

0430 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment specifying whether transhipments and/or partial shipments and/or drawings are allowed or not.

0440 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a certain city and/or country where transhipments are restricted.

0450 Segment Group 11: INP-FTX-DTM

A group of segments specifying special instructions and related information from the Applicant to parties identified in Segment Group 1 and/or Segment Group 2.

0460 INP, Parties to instruction

A segment identifying the party which is to carry out the instruction and the party to be contacted followed by the instruction in coded form.

0470 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying instructions in uncoded form.

0480 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the earliest and latest dates and/or times by which the specified instructions must be carried out. It will be repeated when more than one date or time is to be provided.

0490 Segment Group 12: GIS-MOA-LOC-NAD-RCS-FTX

A group of segments providing special information not covered by other segments, for use by central and regulatory authorities requiring statistical and other types of data. It includes identification of the authority for which the information is intended followed by free text information.

0500 GIS, General indicator

A segment identifying what processing should be completed by regulatory authorities.

0510 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment giving the amount and the currency of each transaction to be reported.

0520 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment giving different origins/destinations (places) of goods/investment/services.

0530 NAD, Name and address

A segment identifying the central/regulatory authority in coded or uncoded form.

0540 RCS, Requirements and conditions

A segment giving the nature (e.g. goods, transport services) and direction of each transaction to be recorded in coded form.

0550 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying supplementary information for the central/regulatory authority in uncoded form.

0560 Segment Group 13: FCA-MOA-SG14

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 been 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.

0570 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 were directed where it is different from the principal account.

0580 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 also giving the total value of charges and/or allowances, and associated taxes, that relate to an account for charges/allowances.

0590 Segment Group 14: ALC-PCD-MOA-DTM-SG15

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

0600 ALC, Allowance or charge

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

0610 PCD, Percentage details

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

0620 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.

0630 DTM, Date/time/period

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

0640 Segment Group 15: TAX-MOA-DTM

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

0650 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details

A segment identifying any taxes related to a specific charge.

0660 MOA, Monetary amount

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

0670 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying the effective date and/or time the rate of exchange was fixed.

0680 Segment Group 16: RFF-DTM-FTX

A group of segments giving references and where necessary, their dates, relating to the description of goods or services (e.g. purchase order, delivery contract) followed by the description of goods or services in coded or uncoded form.

0690 RFF, Reference

A segment specifying the reference number of a purchase order, delivery contract, etc.

0700 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date related to the reference number specified in the leading RFF segment.

0710 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying the description of goods or services in free text form.

0720 Segment Group 17: DOC-MOA-PCD-LOC-FTX-SG18

A group of segments specifying the documents required under the documentary credit and the requirements for each document. It may also identify party(ies) related to these requirements.

0730 DOC, Document/message details

A segment specifying the documents required under the documentary credit and the number of copies and originals of each document required.

0740 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying, when necessary, the value of insurance for an insurance certificate or an insurance policy in monetary amount and/or the amount of a debit or credit note.

0750 PCD, Percentage details

A segment specifying, when necessary, the value of insurance for an insurance certificate or an insurance policy in percentage and/or the percentage of a debit or credit note.

0760 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying the city and/or country where claims under an insurance certificate or an insurance policy are payable.

0770 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying documentary requirements in uncoded form.

0780 Segment Group 18: ALI-SG19

A segment group specifying the documentary requirements in coded form for documents specified in the DOC segment of Segment Group 12.

0790 ALI, Additional information

A segment specifying the documentary requirements in coded form and, where necessary, the country of origin.

0800 Segment Group 19: NAD-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying party(ies) related to the ALI segment in Segment Group 13. It may also include contact information about each party, when necessary.

0810 NAD, Name and address

A segment identifying party(ies) related to the ALI segment in Segment Group 18, in coded or uncoded form, and their functions.

0820 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.

0830 COM, Communication contact

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

0840 Segment Group 20: AUT-DTM

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

0850 AUT, Authentication result

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

0860 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying the validation date/time.

0870 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
ALI Additional information
AUT Authentication result
BGM Beginning of message
BUS Business function
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
FCA Financial charges allocation
FII Financial institution information
FTX Free text
GIS General indicator
INP Parties to instruction
LOC Place/location identification
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PAI Payment instructions
PAT Payment terms basis
PCD Percentage details
RCS Requirements and conditions
RFF Reference
TAX Duty/tax/fee details
TOD Terms of delivery or transport
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 ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×3 (M)
├─BUS Business function ×1 (C)
├─INP Parties to instruction ×5 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×9 (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 ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (M)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×5 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 5 ×1 (C)
──├─ALC Allowance or charge ×1 (M)
──└─PCD Percentage details ×2 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×3 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×1 (C)
├─PAI Payment instructions ×1 (M)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×5 (C)
├─PAT Payment terms basis ×1 (M)
├─FII Financial institution information ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×1 (C)
└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 9 ×1 (C)
├─TOD Terms of delivery or transport ×1 (M)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 10 ×1 (C)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×1 (M)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 11 ×5 (C)
├─INP Parties to instruction ×1 (M)
├─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×2 (C)
├─Segment Group 12 ×10 (C)
├─GIS General indicator ×1 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×2 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (C)
├─RCS Requirements and conditions ×1 (C)
└─FTX Free text ×10 (C)
├─Segment Group 13 ×5 (C)
├─FCA Financial charges allocation ×1 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
└─Segment Group 14 ×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 15 ×5 (C)
────├─TAX Duty/tax/fee details ×1 (M)
────├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
────└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 16 ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 17 ×20 (C)
├─DOC Document/message details ×1 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×1 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 18 ×9 (C)
──├─ALI Additional information ×1 (M)
──└─Segment Group 19 ×3 (C)
────├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (C)
────└─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 20 ×1 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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