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SITPRO Simplifying International Trade

Trading Advice Documents

SITPRO provides Completion Guides for three important Shipping Documents from the UK Aligned Series of Export documents. Completion Guides for the 2009 versions of the Dangerous Goods Note, the 1999 Standard Shipping Note and the 1992 Export Cargo Shipping Instruction are available in webpage and pdf versions.

Dangerous Goods Note Completion Guide (Revised Edition - December 2009)
Webpage version or pdf version (58KB PDF Icon)

The Dangerous Goods Note (DGN) is used to accompany hazardous goods in transit to the docks, a forwarder or an ICD (Inland Clearance Depot). It is used to convey information about a shipment to a carrier, receiving authority, forwarder, etc. The DGN can be used as a pre-shipment advice when using the Customs simplified clearance system. It is important that all the required information is entered onto the form. DGNs are available from a variety of SITPRO Licensees.

Standard Shipping Note Completion Guide (Revised Edition - June 2003)
Webpage version or pdf version (325KB PDF Icon)

The Standard Shipping Note is used to accompany non-hazardous goods in transit to the docks, a forwarder, or an Inland Clearance depot (ICD). It may also be used for Air Frieght. The document conveys information about a shipment to a carrier, receiving authority, forwarder etc. It can also be used as a pre-shipment advice when using the Customs simplified clearance system. This document must not be used for dangerous goods. SSNs are available from a variety of SITPRO Licensees.

Export Cargo Shipping Instruction (Revised Edition - June 2004)
Webpage version or pdf version (435KB PDF Icon)

The Export Cargo Shipping Instruction (ECSI) is the instruction from the exporter to the forwarder or carrier. It contains information on the goods and the route to their destination, any transport requirements, customs information, who is to receive what documents and an allocation of the costs. ECSIs are available from a variety of SITPRO Licensees.

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