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The officer in command of a ship. Master of a ship. The captain leads, supervises and is responsible for the entire crew. Responsibilities include: all aspects of the running of a ship, customs and immigration issues and cargo manifests. Deals directly with the three department heads: Chief Engineer, Chief Steward and Chief Mate.
Merchandise hauled by transportation lines.
An agc'nt appointed by an airline or shipping line to solicit and process international air and ocean freight for shipments. Cargo agents are paid commissions by the airline or shipping line.
A list of a ship’s cargo or passengers, but with¬out a listing of charges
Articles not otherwise specifically provided for. In determining the freight rate, a general category of arti¬cles for shipment.
The weight of a shipment or of a ship’s total cargo expressed in tons
Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
The CBERA affords nonreciprocal tariff prefer¬ences by the United States to developing countries in the Caribbean Basin area to aid their economic development and to diversify and expand their production and exports. The CBERA applies to merchandise entered, or with¬drawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after Janu¬ary 1, 1984. This tariff preference program has no expiration date. See Caribbean Basin Initiative.
Caribbean Basin Initiative
A program providing for the duty-free entry into the United States of merchandise from designated benefi¬ciary countries or territories in the Caribbean Basin.
This program was enacted by the United States as the Ca¬ribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and became effec¬tive January 1 - 1984.
The purpose of the program is to increase economic aid and trade preferences for twenty-eight states of the Caribbean region. The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act provided for twelve years of duty-free treatment of most goods produced in the Caribbean region. The Initiative was extended permanently (CBI II), by the Customs and Trade Act of August 1990. The 23 countries include Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Viigin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, the Do¬minican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, the Netherlands Antilles, Nica¬ragua, Panama, St Christopher-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. The following countries may be eligible for CBI benefits but have not formally requested designation: Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Suriname, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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