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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification DOCAMR
 
 
DOCAMR 2 Request for an amendment of a documentary credit message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG5 Finance

0. INTRODUCTION
This specification provides the definition of the Request for an amendment of a documentary credit message (DOCAMR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1. SCOPE

1.1 Functional definition
The Request for an Amendment of a Documentary Credit originated by the Applicant, or Applicant's Bank, and sent to the Issuing Bank. It is issued to request the Issuing Bank to amend the terms and conditions of an issued Documentary Credit or to cancel the Documentary Credit.

1.2 Field of application
The Request for 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 2.3 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 Data 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 Request for an Amendment of a Documentary Credit.

A. The content of a Request for 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
 
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