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.
1.1 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
The Documentary credit issuance information 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 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.
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 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.