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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification DOCAPP
 
 
DOCAPP 4 Documentary credit application message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG5 Finance

0. INTRODUCTION
This specification provides the definition of the Documentary credit application message (DOCAPP) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1. SCOPE

1.1 Functional definition
A message from a party requesting the issuance of a documentary credit to the party providing such a service. In this message, the conditions under which the sender of the message requires the documentary credit to be issued are given.

1.2 Field of application
The Documentary credit application 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 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 2.3 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.

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 wherever 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.
 
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