D16A


Message D16A/DOCAMA

Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message

The Advice of an Amendment of a Documentary Credit message is originated by the Advising Bank, or Intermediary Advising Bank, and sent to the Beneficiary. It is used to inform the Beneficiary of the terms and conditions of an amendment to a documentary credit requested by the Applicant.

Message description

UNH

M(1) : Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message is DOCAMA. Note: Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 DOCAMA 0052 D 0054 16A 0051 UN

BGM

M(1) : Beginning of message

A segment by means of which the sender must uniquely identify the DOCAMA message using its type and number and when necessary its function.

RFF

M(2) : Reference

A segment identifying the number of the referenced documentary credit. It also indicates the number of the amendment. This number should be the latest in the series of all amendments made.

FCA

C(1) : Financial charges allocation

A segment specifying the allocation of charges due to an amendment.

DTM

C(4) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time the message is created and, if applicable, the date of the original issue of the documentary credit, the new (i.e. revised) expiry date of the documentary credit and amendments to the date or period of shipment.

MOA

C(2) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying either the currency and amount of an increase in the documentary credit amount or the currency and amount of a decrease in the documentary credit amount. It also specifies the currency and total amount of the documentary credit after the amendment, disregarding any drawings.

LOC

C(3) : Place/location identification

A segment specifying amendments to the place from where to where shipment(s) under the documentary credit must be made.

TSR

C(1) : Transport service requirements

A segment specifying the amendments to the part- shipment and/or transhipment instructions.

FTX

C(20) : Free text

A segment with free text information used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments.

SG1 M(5) : FII-RFF-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying the financial institutions and account numbers involved in the documentary credit, their functions and notification references.

FII

M(1) : Financial institution information

A segment identifying the financial institution(s) associated with the documentary credit, in coded or uncoded form, their functions and account numbers involved.

RFF

C(2) : Reference

A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading FII segment.

CTA

C(1) : Contact information

A segment identifying a person or a department for the party specified in the leading FII segment to whom communication should be directed.

COM

C(5) : Communication contact

A segment identifying communication type(s) and number(s) of person(s) or department(s) specified in the associated CTA segment.

SG2 M(9) : NAD-RFF-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying the name and address of each non- financial party involved in the transaction, their functions and notification references.

NAD

M(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties associated with the documentary credit, in coded or uncoded form, and their functions.

RFF

C(1) : Reference

A segment specifying reference numbers of parties specified in the leading NAD segment.

CTA

C(1) : Contact information

A segment identifying a person or a department for the party specified in the leading NAD segment to whom communication should be directed.

COM

C(5) : Communication contact

A segment identifying communication type(s) and number(s) of person(s) or department(s) specified in the associated CTA segment.

SG3 C(1) : AUT-DTM

A group of segments specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMA message.

AUT

M(1) : Authentication result

A segment specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAMA message.

DTM

C(1) : Date/time/period

A segment identifying the validation date/time.

UNT

M(1) : Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.

Message structure

UNH, Message header                           M        1
BGM, Beginning of message                     M        1
RFF, Reference                                M        2
FCA, Financial charges allocation             C        1
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        4
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        2
LOC, Place/location identification            C        3
TSR, Transport service requirements           C        1
FTX, Free text                                C       20

--- Segment Group 1 ------------------------- M        5 -------+
FII, Financial institution information        M        1        |
RFF, Reference                                C        2        |
CTA, Contact information                      C        1        |
COM, Communication contact                    C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 2 ------------------------- M        9 -------+
NAD, Name and address                         M        1        |
RFF, Reference                                C        1        |
CTA, Contact information                      C        1        |
COM, Communication contact                    C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 3 ------------------------- C        1 -------+
AUT, Authentication result                    M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+
UNT, Message trailer                          M        1