This specification provides the definition of the Forwarding and transport shipment charge calculation message (IFTCCA) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The function of this message is to request the calculation of the transport charges of a specific shipment and to answer to such a request.
1.2 Field of application
The Forwarding and transport shipment charge calculation 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.
This message may be used:
a) to request the charge calculation of a specific shipment at a specific date. Certain specific criteria such as type of rate desired, number of packages/units, weights or volumes and dimensions can be provided to facilitate such calculation.
b) to answer to such a request furnishing the transport charges calculated in accordance with the calculation criteria provided.
The transport sub-working group (D4) has developed recommendations for a harmonised implementation of this message through its subgroup ITIGG (International Transport Implementation Guidelines Group).
Users implementing the message are strongly advised to apply these recommendations, which may be obtained from the D4 secretariat.
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.