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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification REMADV
REMADV 13 Remittance advice message  

TBG1 Supply Chain

This specification provides the definition of the Remittance advice message (REMADV) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
The Remittance Advice is a communication between trading partners, e.g. seller, buyer, financial institutions, which provides a detailed accounting relative to a payment, or other form of financial settlement, for the provision of goods and/or services as detailed in the advice.

1.2 Field of application
The Remittance advice 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
- A Remittance Advice is a notice of a payment to be made.

- A Remittance Advice may cover one or more commercial trade transactions (and related financial transactions), such as invoices, credit notes, debit notes, etc.

- A Remittance Advice may include a cross reference to a Payment Order.

- A single Remittance Advice may relate to both national and international settlements.

- Each Remittance Advice shall be calculated in only one currency, even though the related transaction is denominated in different currencies.

- Each Remittance Advice shall relate to only one settlement date.

- Where remittance advice relates to a dispute, the message :

. does not necessarily relate to one settlement date
. is not necessarily a notice for a payment to be made

- A Remittance Advice may be initiated by either party according to agreements.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


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:

All specified dates/times should be in the format 'ccyymmdd'/'hhmm' unless all parties involved in the transaction agree that there is a functional requirement for an alternative format. Periods should be specified as whole numbers representing the required period as indicated in the format qualifier (weeks, months, etc.)

Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used wherever possible.

Conditional data that is not required in the message should not be included.

Care must be taken that the segment qualifier in dependent segments do not conflict with the segment qualifier of the trigger segment of a group.

Free text information within the message should be avoided as this inhibits automatic processing.
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