What is a Shipping Bill?

Shipping Bill which is also known as bill of export is a document prepared by an exporter or his agent for the purpose of custom authorities to grant permission for exports. Whether the shipment is by air, sea, or road, an exporter cannot load the goods without filing the Shipping Bill which the customs authority…

What is a bill of lading?

A Bill of Lading is a document issued by a Carrier to a Shipper, confirming goods were received in an acceptable condition and are ready to be shipped and delivered to the consignee. Carrier is a person who performs or undertakes to perform for hire, the carriage or part thereof, of goods by road, rail,…

The difference between the House Bill of Lading and Bill of lading explained

A Shipper (exporter/supplier) of the goods normally hires a freight forwarder (forwarding agent) or Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) in order to arrange transportation of his goods to a foreign destination. Once receiving cargo from shipper freight forwarder inspects the cargo to verify that the consignment received by them is without damages. The freight forwarder…

What is Rupee Drawing Arrangement (RDA)?

Above and beyond, normal channels of remittance to India from cross-borders(abroad), there are two more channels for receiving inward remittances, viz. Rupee Drawing Arrangement (RDA) and Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) which are the most common arrangements under which the remittances are received into our country. Rupee Drawing Arrangement (RDA) is a way of transferring…

Do you know how ISO 20022 gained supremacy over SWIFT messages?

ISO 20022 (pronounced ‘ISO twenty-oh-twenty-two’) or Universal financial industry message scheme (also called” UNIFI”) is a global standard for exchanging electronic messages between financial institutions. The ISO 20022 standard covers financial information transferred between financial institutions that include payment transactions, securities trading, and settlement information, credit as well as debit card transactions, Foreign Exchange transactions,…

RBI revives instructions about Refund of Export Proceeds of goods exported from India

In the Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies dated December 4, 2020, RBI announced greater flexibility to AD banks in the areas like Direct Dispatch of Shipping Documents, /“Write-off” of unrealized export bills, /Set-off of Export receivables against Import payables/ as well as ‘Refund of Export Proceeds of goods from India’. In terms of RBI…