D.20A Codelist 4451
Text subject code qualifier
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Goods item description
 Plain language description of the nature of a goods item sufficient to identify it for customs, statistical or transport purposes.
 Free form description of the conditions of payment between the parties to a transaction.
Dangerous goods additional information
 Additional information concerning dangerous substances and/or article in a consignment.
Dangerous goods technical name
 Proper shipping name, supplemented as necessary with the correct technical name, by which a dangerous substance or article may be correctly identified, or which is sufficiently informative to permit identification by reference to generally available literature.
The content of an acknowledgement.
Rate additional information
Specific details applying to rates.
Indicates that the segment contains instructions to be passed on to the identified party.
The text contains general information.
Additional conditions of sale/purchase
Additional conditions specific to this order or project.
Information on the price conditions that are expected or given.
Goods dimensions in characters
Expression of a number in characters as length of ten meters.
Equipment re-usage restrictions
Technical or commercial reasons why a piece of equipment may not be re-used after the current transport terminates.
Restrictions in handling depending on the technical characteristics of the piece of equipment or on the nature of the goods.
Error description (free text)
Error described by a free text.
Response (free text)
Free text of the response to a communication.
Package content's description
A description of the contents of a package.
Terms of delivery
(4053) Free text of the non Incoterms terms of delivery. For Incoterms, use: 4053.
Bill of lading remarks
The remarks printed or to be printed on a bill of lading.
Mode of settlement information
Free text information on an IATA Air Waybill to indicate means by which account is to be settled.
Consignment invoice information
Information pertaining to the invoice covering the consignment.
Clearance invoice information
Information pertaining to the invoice covering clearance of the cargo.
Letter of credit information
Information pertaining to the letter of credit.
Information pertaining to a license.
The text contains certification statements.
Additional export information
The text contains additional export information.
Description of parameters relating to a tariff.
Historical details of a patients medical events.
Conditions of sale or purchase
(4490) (4372) Additional information regarding terms and conditions which apply to the transaction.
Contract document type
 Textual representation of the type of contract.
Additional terms and/or conditions (documentary credit)
(4260) Additional terms and/or conditions to the documentary credit.
Instructions or information about standby documentary credit
Instruction or information about a standby documentary credit.
Instructions or information about partial shipment(s)
Instructions or information about partial shipment(s).
Instructions or information about transhipment(s)
Instructions or information about transhipment(s).
Additional handling instructions documentary credit
Additional handling instructions for a documentary credit.
Domestic routing information
Information regarding the domestic routing.
Chargeable category of equipment
Equipment types are coded by category for financial purposes.
Information pertaining to government.
Onward routing information
The text contains onward routing information.
 The text contains information related to accounting.
Free text or coded information to indicate a specific discrepancy.
Documentary credit confirmation instructions.
Method of issuance
Method of issuance of documentary credit.
Documents delivery instructions
Delivery instructions for documents required under a documentary credit.
Additional conditions to the issuance of a documentary credit.
Information/instructions about additional amounts covered
Additional amounts information/instruction.
Deferred payment termed additional
Additional terms concerning deferred payment.
Acceptance terms additional
Additional terms concerning acceptance.
Negotiation terms additional
Additional terms concerning negotiation.
Document name and documentary requirements
Document name and documentary requirements.
Instructions/information about revolving documentary credit
Instructions/information about a revolving documentary credit.
Specification of the documentary requirements.
(4270) The text contains additional information.
Factor assignment clause
Assignment based on an agreement between seller and factor.
Reason for a request or response.
A notice, usually from buyer to seller, that something was found wrong with goods delivered or the services rendered, or with the related invoice.
Additional attribute information
The text refers to information about an additional attribute not otherwise specified.
A declaration on the reason of the absence.
A statement on the way a specific variable or set of variables has been aggregated.
A statement on the compilation status of an array or other set of figures or calculations.
An exception to the agreed definition of a term, concept, formula or other object.
A statement on the privacy or confidential nature of an object.
A statement on the quality of an object.
The description of a statistical object such as a value list, concept, or structure definition.
The definition of a statistical object such as a value list, concept, or structure definition.
The name of a statistical object such as a value list, concept or structure definition.
The title of a statistical object such as a value list, concept, or structure definition.
Information relating to differences between the actual transport dimensions and the normally applicable dimensions.
Unexpected stops information
Information relating to unexpected stops during a conveyance.
Text subject is principles section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Terms and definition
Text subject is terms and definition section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Text subject is segment name.
Simple data element name
Text subject is name of simple data element.
Text subject is scope section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Message type name
Text subject is name of message type.
Text subject is introduction section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Text subject is glossary section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Text subject is functional definition section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Text subject is examples as given in the example(s) section of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Text subject is cover page of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Dependency (syntax) notes
Denotes that the associated text is a dependency (syntax) note.
Code value name
Text subject is name of code value.
Code list name
Text subject is name of code list.
Clarification of usage
Text subject is an explanation of the intended usage of a segment or segment group.
Composite data element name
Text subject is name of composite data element.
Field of application
Text subject is field of application of the UN/EDIFACT rules for presentation of standardized message and directories documentation.
Type of assets and liabilities
Information describing the type of assets and liabilities.
The text contains information about a promotion.
Description of the condition of a meter.
Meter reading information
Information related to a particular reading of a meter.
Type of transaction reason
Information describing the type of the reason of transaction.
Type of survey question
Type of survey question.
Carrier's agent counter information
Information for use at the counter of the carrier's agent.
Description of work item on equipment
Description or code for the operation to be executed on the equipment.
Text subject is message definition.
Booked item information
Information pertaining to a booked item.
Source of document
Text subject is source of document.
Text subject is note.
Fixed part of segment clarification text
Text subject is fixed part of segment clarification text.
Characteristics of goods
Description of the characteristic of goods in addition to the description of the goods.
Additional discharge instructions
Special discharge instructions concerning the goods.
Container stripping instructions
Instructions regarding the stripping of container(s).
CSC (Container Safety Convention) plate information
Information on the CSC (Container Safety Convention) plate that is attached to the container.
Additional remarks concerning the cargo.
Temperature control instructions
Instruction regarding the temperature control of the cargo.
Text refers to expected data
Remarks refer to data that was expected.
Text refers to received data
Remarks refer to data that was received.
Section clarification text
Text subject is section clarification text.
Information to the beneficiary
Information given to the beneficiary.
Information to the applicant
Information given to the applicant.
Instructions to the beneficiary
Instructions made to the beneficiary.
Instructions to the applicant
Instructions given to the applicant.
Information about the controlled atmosphere.
Take off annotation
Additional information in plain text to support a take off annotation. Taking off is the process of assessing the quantity work from extracting the measurement from construction documentation.
Price variation narrative
Additional information in plain language to support a price variation.
Documentary credit amendment instructions
Documentary credit amendment instructions.
Standard method narrative
Additional information in plain language to support a standard method.
Additional information in plain language to support the project.
Radioactive goods, additional information
Additional information related to radioactive goods.
Information given from one bank to another.
Instructions given for reimbursement purposes.
Reason for amending a message
Identification of the reason for amending a message.
Instructions to the paying and/or accepting and/or negotiating bank
Instructions to the paying and/or accepting and/or negotiating bank.
Instructions given about the interest.
Instructions about agent commission.
Remitting bank instructions
Instructions to the remitting bank.
Instructions to the collecting bank
Instructions to the bank, other than the remitting bank, involved in processing the collection.
Collection amount instructions
Instructions about the collection amount.
Internal auditing information
Text relating to internal auditing information.
Denotes that the associated text is a constraint.
Denotes that the associated text is a comment.
Denotes that the associated text is a semantic note.
Denotes that the associated text is an item of help text.
Denotes that the associated text is a legend.
Batch code structure
A description of the structure of a batch code.
A general description of the application of a product.
Complaint of customer.
Probable cause of fault
The probable cause of fault.
Description of the defect.
The description of the work performed during the repair.
Comments relevant to a review.
Denotes that the associated text is a title.
Description of amount
An amount description in clear text.
Information describing the responsibilities.
Information concerning suppliers.
Information concerning the region(s) where purchases are made.
Information concerning an association of one party with another party(ies).
Information concerning the borrower.
Line of business
Information concerning an entity's line of business.
Description of financial institution(s) used by an entity.
Information about the business founder.
Description of the business history.
Information concerning the general banking arrangements.
Description of the business origin.
Brand names' description
Description of the entity's brands.
Business financing details
Details about the financing of the business.
Information concerning an entity's competition.
Construction process details
Details about the construction process.
Information concerning the line of business of a construction entity.
Details about contract(s).
Details about a corporate filing.
Description of customers.
Information concerning the copyright notice.
Details about the contingent debt.
Details about the law or penal codes that resulted in conviction.
Description of equipment.
Comments about the workforce.
Description about exemptions.
Information on future plans.
Interviewee conversation information
Information concerning the interviewee conversation.
Description of intangible asset(s).
Description of the inventory.
Description of the investments.
Intercompany relations information
Description of the intercompany relations.
Description of the joint venture.
Description of a loan.
Long term debt
Description of the long term debt.
Description of a location.
Current legal structure
Details on the current legal structure.
Details on a marital contract.
Information concerning marketing activities.
Description of a merger.
Description of the marketable securities.
Description of the business debt(s).
Original legal structure
Information concerning the original legal structure.
Employee sharing arrangements
Information describing how a company uses employees from another company.
Description about the organization of a company.
Public record details
Information concerning public records.
Information concerning the price range of products made or sold.
Information on the accomplishments fitting a party for a position.
Information concerning the registered activity.
Description of the sentence imposed in a criminal proceeding.
Description of the selling means.
Educational institution information
Free form description relating to the school(s) attended.
Describes the status details.
Description of the sales.
Information about the spouse.
Educational degree information
Details about the educational degree received from a school.
General description of shareholding.
Information on the sales territory.
Comments made by an accountant regarding a financial statement.
Exemption law location
Description of the exemption provided to a location by a law.
Information about the classes or categories of shares.
Description of a prediction.
Description of the location of an event.
Information related to occupancy of a facility.
Import and export details
Specific information provided about the importation and exportation of goods.
Additional facility information
Additional information about a facility.
Description of the value of inventory.
Description of the education of a person.
Description of a thing that happens or takes place.
Information about agents the entity uses.
Domestically agreed financial statement details
Details of domestically agreed financial statement.
Other current asset description
Description of other current asset.
Other current liability description
Description of other current liability.
Former business activity
Description of the former line of business.
Trade name use
Description of how a trading name is used.
Description of the authorized signatory.
 Description of guarantee.
Holding company operation
Description of the operation of a holding company.
Information on routing of the consignment.
Letter of protest
A letter citing any condition in dispute.
A free text question.
Free text information related to a party.
Area boundaries description
Description of the boundaries of a geographical area.
The free text contains advertisement information.
Financial statement details
Details regarding the financial statement in free text.
Description of how to access an entity.
Description of an entity's liquidity.
Description of the line of credit available to an entity.
Text describing the terms of warranty which apply to a product or service.
Plain language description of a division of an entity.
Instruction on how to report.
The result of an examination.
The result of a laboratory investigation.
Information referring to allowance/charge.
The result of an X-ray examination.
The result of a pathology investigation.
Details of an intervention.
Summary of admittance
Summary description of admittance.
Medical treatment course detail
Details of a course of medical treatment.
Details of a prognosis.
Instruction to patient
Instruction given to a patient.
Instruction to physician
Instruction given to a physician.
The note implies to all documents.
Details of medicine treatment.
Medicine dosage and administration
Details of medicine dosage and method of administration.
Availability of patient
Details of when and/or where the patient is available.
Reason for service request
Details of the reason for a requested service.
Purpose of service
Details of the purpose of a service.
Conditions under which arrival takes place.
Service requester's comment
Comment by the requester of a service.
(4130) (4136) (4426) Name, code, password etc. given for authentication purposes.
Requested location description
The description of the location requested.
Medicine administration condition
The event or condition that initiates the administration of a single dose of medicine or a period of treatment.
Information concerning a patient.
Action to be taken to avert possible harmful affects.
Free text description is related to a service characteristic.
Planned event comment
Comment about an event that is planned.
Expected delay comment
Comment about the expected delay.
Transport requirements comment
Comment about the requirements for transport.
Temporary approval condition
The condition under which the approval is considered.
Customs Valuation Information
Information provided in this category will be used by the trader to make certain declarations in relation to Customs Valuation.
Value Added Tax (VAT) margin scheme
Description of the VAT margin scheme applied.
Maritime Declaration of Health
Information about Maritime Declaration of Health.
Passenger baggage information
Information related to baggage tendered by a passenger, such as odd size indication, tag.
Maritime Declaration of Health
Information about Maritime Declaration of Health.
Additional product information address
Address at which additional information on the product can be found.
Information to be printed on despatch advice
Specification of free text information which is to be printed on a despatch advice.
Missing goods remarks
Remarks concerning missing goods.
Information related to the non-acceptance of an order, goods or a consignment.
Information related to the return of items.
Sub-line item information
Note contains information related to sub-line item data.
Information related to a test.
The external link to a digital document (e.g.: URL).
VAT exemption reason
Reason for Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption.
Instructions for processing.
Instructions for relaying.
Transport contract document clause
 Clause on a transport document regarding the cargo being consigned. Synonym: Bill of Lading clause.
Instruction to prepare the patient
Instruction with the purpose of preparing the patient.
Medicine treatment comment
Comment about treatment with medicine.
Examination result comment
Comment about the result of an examination.
Service request comment
Comment about the requested service.
Details of the reason for a prescription.
Comment concerning a specified prescription.
Clinical investigation comment
Comment concerning a clinical investigation.
Medicinal specification comment
Comment concerning the specification of a medicinal product.
Economic contribution comment
Comment concerning economic contribution.
Status of a plan
Comment about the status of a plan.
Random sample test information
Information regarding a random sample test.
Period of time
Text subject is a period of time.
Information about legislation.
Security measures requested
Text describing security measures that are requested to be executed (e.g. access controls, supervision of ship's stores).
Transport contract document remark
 Remarks concerning the complete consignment to be printed on the transport document. Synonym: Bill of Lading remark.
Previous port of call security information
Text describing the security information as applicable at the port facility in the previous port where a ship/port interface was conducted.
Text describing security related information (e.g security measures currently in force on a vessel).
Text describing waste related information.
B2C marketing information, short description
Consumer marketing information, short description.
B2B marketing information, long description
Trading partner marketing information, long description.
B2C marketing information, long description
Consumer marketing information, long description.
Information on the ingredient make up of the product.
Location short name
Short name of a location e.g. for display or printing purposes.
Packaging material information
The text contains a description of the material used for packaging.
Filler material information
Text contains information on the material used for stuffing.
Ship-to-ship activity information
Text contains information on ship-to-ship activities.
Package material description
A description of the type of material for packaging beyond the level covered by standards such as UN Recommendation 21.
Consumer level package marking
Textual representation of the markings on a consumer level package.
Customs clearance instructions
Any coded or clear instruction agreed by customer and carrier regarding the declaration of the goods.
Customs clearance instructions export
Any coded or clear instruction agreed by customer and carrier regarding the export declaration of the goods.
Note contains change information.
Customs clearance instruction import
Any coded or clear instruction agreed by customer and carrier regarding the import declaration of the goods.
Clearance place requested
Name of the place where Customs clearance is asked to be executed as requested by the consignee/consignor.
Instructions concerning the loading of the container.
Additional information related to an order.
Remarks from or for a supplier of goods or services.
Customs declaration information
(4034) Note contains customs declaration information.
Remarks concerning damage on the cargo.
Document issuer declaration
 Text of a declaration made by the issuer of a document.
Information about delivery.
 Instructions regarding the delivery of the cargo.
Instructions pertaining to the documentation.
The text contains a statement constituting a duty declaration.
Effective used routing
Physical route effectively used for the movement of the means of transport.
First block to be printed on the transport contract
The first block of text to be printed on the transport contract.
Government bill of lading information
Free text information on a transport document to indicate payment information by Government Bill of Lading.
Entire transaction set
Note is general in nature, applies to entire transaction segment.
Further information concerning GGVS par. 7
Special permission for road transport of certain goods in the German dangerous goods regulation for road transport.
Consignment handling instruction
 Free form description of a set of handling instructions. For example how specified goods, packages or transport equipment (container) should be handled.
Information pertaining to a hazard.
Consignment information for consignee
 Any remarks given for the information of the consignee.
(4112) Instructions regarding the cargo insurance.
Invoice mailing instructions
Instructions as to which freight and charges components have to be mailed to whom.
Commercial invoice item description
Free text describing goods on a commercial invoice line.
Specific note contains insurance information.
Note contains invoice instructions.
Information for railway purpose
Data entered by railway stations when required, e.g. specified trains, additional sheets for freight calculations, special measures, etc.
Inland transport details
Information concerning the pre-carriage to the port of discharge if by other means than a vessel.
Instructions regarding the testing that is required to be carried out on the items in the transaction.
Alternative name for a location.
Note contains line item information.
 Instructions where specified packages or containers are to be loaded on a means of transport.
Miscellaneous charge order
Free text accounting information on an IATA Air Waybill to indicate payment information by Miscellaneous charge order.
Maritime Declaration of Health
Information about Maritime Declaration of Health.
Additional marks/numbers information
Additional information regarding the marks and numbers.
Free text contains order instructions.
Other service information
General information created by the sender of general or specific value.
Information regarding the packaging and/or marking of goods.
Payment instructions information
The free text contains payment instructions information relevant to the message.
Note contains payables information.
Note contains packaging information.
Packaging terms information
The text contains packaging terms information.
Payment detail/remittance information
The free text contains payment details.
(4438) Note contains payments information.
The text contains product information.
Price calculation formula
Additional information regarding the price formula used for calculating the item price.
(4218) Note contains priority information.
Note contains purchasing information.
Instructions regarding quarantine, i.e. the period during which an arriving vessel, including its equipment, cargo, crew or passengers, suspected to carry or carrying a contagious disease is detained in strict isolation to prevent the spread of such a disease.
Specification of the quality/performance expectations or standards to which the items must conform.
Note contains quotation information.
Risk and handling information
Information concerning risks induced by the goods and/or handling instruction.
The free text contains information for regulatory authority.
Return to origin information
Free text information on an IATA Air Waybill to indicate consignment returned because of non delivery.
The text contains receivables information.
 Description of a route to be used for the transport of goods.
The text contains safety information.
Consignment documentary instruction
 Instructions given and declarations made by the sender to the carrier concerning Customs, insurance, and other formalities.
Special instructions like licence no, high value, handle with care, glass.
Ship line requested
Shipping line requested to be used for traffic between European continent and U.K. for Ireland.
Special permission for transport, generally
Statement that a special permission has been obtained for the transport (and/or routing) in general, and reference to such permission.
Special permission concerning the goods to be transported
Statement that a special permission has been obtained for the transport (and/or routing) of the goods specified, and reference to such permission.
Note contains special handling information.
Special permission concerning package
Statement that a special permission has been obtained for the packaging, and reference to such permission.
Special permission concerning transport means
Statement that a special permission has been obtained for the use of the means transport, and reference to such permission.
Subsidiary risk number (IATA/DGR)
Number(s) of subsidiary risks, induced by the goods, according to the valid classification.
Special service request
Request for a special service concerning the transport of the goods.
Remarks from or for a supplier of goods or services.
 Free text specification of tariff applied to a consignment.
 Transport information for commercial purposes (generic term).
General information regarding the transport of the cargo.
Stipulation of the tariffs to be applied showing, where applicable, special agreement numbers or references.
The text contains a statement constituting a tax declaration.
Note contains warehouse information.
Note contains information mutually defined by trading partners.