Messages


Message D93A/DOCAPP

Documentary Credit Application Message

A message from a party requesting the issuance of a documentary credit to the party providing such a service. In this message, the conditions under which the sender of the message requires the documentary credit to be issued are given.

Message description

UNH

M(1) : Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type identifier for the UN Documentary Credit Application message is 'DOCAPP'. Note: DOCAPP messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 DOCAPP 0052 D 0054 93A 0051 UN

BGM

M(1) : Beginning of message

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

BUS

M(1) : Business function

A segment providing information related to the type of documentary credit (i.e. irrevocable or revocable, transferable or not transferable). It may also identify the geographic environment of the documentary credit.

INP

M(5) : Parties to instruction

A segment specifying special instructions and related information from the Applicant to parties to the transaction. It specifies the confirmation instructions and, if applicable, any additional conditions, the method of issuance of the documentary credit, pre-advice instructions and documents delivery instructions.

FCA

M(3) : Financial charges allocation

A segment specifying the allocation of charges.

DTM

C(2) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time the message is created and, if applicable, the presentation period within which documents are to be presented.

FTX

C(3) : Free text

A segment with free text information used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. This may be instructions and information about revolving documentary credits and other supplementary information.

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. Identification of the Applicant's Bank is mandatory for the DOCAPP message.

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. Identification of the Applicant and Beneficiary is mandatory for the DOCAPP message.

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 M(1) : DTM-LOC

A group of segments specifying the expiry date of the documentary credit and, if applicable, the place where the documentary credit expires for the presentation of the required documents.

DTM

M(1) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the expiry date of the documentary credit.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment specifying the place where the documentary credit expires for the presentation of the required documents.

SG4 M(5) : MOA-SG5

A group of segments specifying the amount and currency of the documentary credit and, if applicable, any additional amounts covered under the documentary credit. It may also specify the tolerance or specification of the amount(s).

MOA

M(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the amount and currency of the documentary credit and, if applicable, any additional amounts covered under the documentary credit. Specification of the documentary credit amount is mandatory for the DOCAPP message.

SG5 C(1) : ALC-QTY-PCD

A group of segments specifying the tolerance or specification of the amount(s) specified in Segment Group 4.

ALC

M(1) : Allowance or charge

A segment specifying the tolerance or specification of the amount(s) specified in Segment Group 4.

QTY

C(1) : Quantity

A segment specifying the amount tolerance in monetary amount.

PCD

C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the amount tolerance in percentage.

SG6 C(3) : LOC-DTM

A group of segments specifying from where and to where the shipment(s)under the documentary credit must be made and relevant dates for the transport of goods.

LOC

M(1) : Place/location identification

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

DTM

C(1) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date or period of shipment.

SG7 C(1) : PAI-FII-LOC

A group of segments specifying with whom the documentary credit is available.

PAI

M(1) : Payment instructions

A segment specifying with whom the documentary credit is available.

FII

C(1) : Financial institution information

A segment identifying, when necessary, the named bank with whom the documentary credit is available in coded or uncoded form.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying the city and/or country where the documentary credit is available with any bank.

SG8 C(5) : PAT-NAD-DTM-MOA-PCD-FTX

A group of segments specifying the method of availability of the documentary credit.

PAT

M(1) : Payment terms basis

A segment specifying the method of availability. It may also specify at which maturity date payment is to be made and how the maturity date is to be determined as well as on whom draft(s) must be drawn and indicate at which usance such time draft(s) must be drawn.

NAD

C(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying, when necessary, the party on whom drafts must be drawn.

DTM

C(1) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying, when necessary, a specific maturity date.

MOA

C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying in those cases that the documentary credit should be available by mixed payment (e.g. sight payment and deferred payment) the part of the documentary credit amount that is payable by sight payment, deferred payment, etc.

PCD

C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying in those cases that the documentary credit should be available by mixed payment (e.g. sight payment and deferred payment) the part of the documentary credit amount in percentage which is payable by sight payment, deferred payment, etc.

FTX

C(1) : Free text

A segment specifying how the maturity date is to be determined or indicate at which usance time draft(s) must be drawn in uncoded form.

SG9 C(1) : TOD-LOC

A group of segments indicating the terms of delivery.

TOD

M(1) : Terms of delivery

A segment identifying the terms of delivery.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the terms of delivery specified in the leading TOD segment.

SG10 C(1) : TSR-LOC

A group of segments specifying generic instructions about transhipments and partial shipments and/or drawings under the documentary credit.

TSR

M(1) : Transport service requirements

A segment specifying whether transhipments and/or partial shipments and/or drawings are allowed or not.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying a certain city and/or country where transhipments are restricted.

SG11 C(1) : AGR-MOA-PCD-LOC-FTX

A group of segments specifying the risks covered under an insurance certificate or an insurance policy.

AGR

M(1) : Agreement identification

A segment specifying the insured risks in coded form.

MOA

C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the value of insurance for an insurance certificate or an insurance policy in monetary amount.

PCD

C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the value of insurance for an insurance certificate or an insurance policy in percentage.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying the city and/or country where claims under an insurance certificate or an insurance policy are payable.

FTX

C(1) : Free text

A segment specifying the insured risks in uncoded form.

SG12 C(5) : INP-FTX-DTM

A group of segments specifying special instructions and related information from the Applicant to parties identified in Segment Group 1 and/or Segment Group 2.

INP

M(1) : Parties to instruction

A segment identifying the party which is to carry out the instruction and the party to be contacted followed by the instruction in coded form.

FTX

C(1) : Free text

A segment specifying instructions in uncoded form.

DTM

C(2) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the earliest and latest dates and/or times by which the specified instructions must be carried out. It will be repeated when more than one date or time is to be provided.

SG13 C(2) : GIS-NAD-FTX

A group of segments providing special information not covered by other segments, for use by central and regulatory authorities requiring statistical and other types of data. It includes identification of the authority for which the information is intended followed by free text information.

GIS

M(1) : General indicator

A segment identifying what processing should be completed by regulatory authorities.

NAD

M(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying the central/regulatory authority in coded or uncoded form.

FTX

M(6) : Free text

A segment specifying supplementary information for the central/regulatory authority in uncoded form.

SG14 M(99) : RFF-DTM-FTX-SG15

A group of segments giving references and where necessary, their dates, relating to the description of goods or services (e.g. purchase order, delivery contract) followed by the description of goods or services in coded or uncoded form.

RFF

M(1) : Reference

A segment specifying the reference number of a purchase order, delivery contract, etc.

DTM

C(1) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date related to the reference number specified in the leading RFF segment.

FTX

C(1) : Free text

A segment specifying the description of goods or services in free text form.

SG15 C(9) : LIN-IMD-MEA-QTY-PCD-SG16-SG17-SG18-SG19

A group of segments providing the description of goods or services in coded form. It may also include relevant pricing information, identification of the packaging, identification of the mode and means of transport, location and relevant dates for transportation as well as terms of delivery.

LIN

M(1) : Line item

A segment identifying the line item by the line number and identifying the product or service.

IMD

C(1) : Item description

A segment for describing the product or service as well as product characteristic. This segment should be used for products or services that cannot be fully identified by a product code or article number.

MEA

C(1) : Measurements

A segment enabling the physical measurements of the ordered item to be specified where this is required for full identification of the product. Any measurement must refer to the product in its unpacked form (e.g. plastic film thickness, length, weight).

QTY

C(1) : Quantity

A segment identifying the product quantities.

PCD

C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the strength or yield of a product as a percentage (e.g. 80% to indicate the strength of an acid).

SG16 C(1) : PRI-MOA

A group of segments identifying the relevant pricing information for the goods or services.

PRI

M(1) : Price details

A segment to specify the price type and amount. The price used in calculation of the line amount will be identified as 'Unit Price'.

MOA

C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment giving the total amount for the goods or services.

SG17 C(1) : PAC-MEA-PCI

A group of segments identifying the packaging, physical dimensions and marks and number for goods referenced in the line item.

PAC

M(1) : Package

A segment specifying the number of packages and the physical type of packaging for the line item (e.g. pallet type).

MEA

C(1) : Measurements

A segment specifying physical measurements of packages described in the leading PAC segment (e.g. cube or gross weight).

PCI

C(1) : Package identification

A segment specifying markings and labels used on individual physical units (packages) described in the leading PAC segment.

SG18 C(1) : TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments identifying the mode and means of transport, location and relevant dates for transportation, relating to the line item, where this is different to or not specified in Segment Group 17.

TDT

M(1) : Details of transport

A segment specifying the mode and means of transport for the goods item.

LOC

C(3) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the transport specified in the leading TDT segment.

DTM

C(1) : Date/time/period

A segment identifying the shipping date for the specified location in the associated LOC segment.

SG19 C(1) : TOD-LOC

A group of segments indicating the terms of delivery for the line item where this is different to or not specified in Segment Group 18.

TOD

M(1) : Terms of delivery

A segment identifying the terms of delivery.

LOC

C(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the terms of delivery specified in the leading TOD segment.

SG20 M(20) : DOC-MOA-PCD-FTX-SG21

A group of segments specifying the documents required under the documentary credit and the requirements for each document. It may also identify party(ies) related to these requirements.

DOC

M(1) : Document/message details

A segment specifying the documents required under the documentary credit. It may also specify, where necessary, the number of copies and originals of document required.

MOA

C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying, when necessary, the amount of a debit or credit note.

PCD

C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying, when necessary, the percentage of a debit or credit note.

FTX

C(1) : Free text

A segment specifying documentary requirements in uncoded form.

SG21 C(9) : ALI-SG22

A segment group specifying the documentary requirements in coded form for documents specified in the DOC segment of Segment Group 12.

ALI

M(1) : Additional information

A segment specifying the documentary requirements in coded form and, where necessary, the country of origin.

SG22 C(3) : NAD-CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying party(ies) related to the ALI segment in Segment Group 13. It may also include contact information about each party, when necessary.

NAD

M(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying party(ies) related to the ALI

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.

SG23 C(1) : AUT-DTM

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

AUT

M(1) : Authentication result

A segment specifying details of any authentication (validation) procedures applied to the DOCAPP 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 and the control reference number of the message.

Message structure

UNH, Message header                           M        1
BGM, Beginning of message                     M        1
BUS, Business function                        M        1
INP, Parties to instruction                   M        5
FCA, Financial charges allocation             M        3
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        2
FTX, Free text                                C        3

--- 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 ------------------------- M        1 -------+
DTM, Date/time/period                         M        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 4 ------------------------- M        5 -------+
MOA, Monetary amount                          M        1        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 5 ------------------------- C        1 ------+|
ALC, Allowance or charge                      M        1       ||
QTY, Quantity                                 C        1       ||
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 6 ------------------------- C        3 -------+
LOC, Place/location identification            M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 7 ------------------------- C        1 -------+
PAI, Payment instructions                     M        1        |
FII, Financial institution information        C        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 8 ------------------------- C        5 -------+
PAT, Payment terms basis                      M        1        |
NAD, Name and address                         C        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 9 ------------------------- C        1 -------+
TOD, Terms of delivery                        M        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 10 ------------------------ C        1 -------+
TSR, Transport service requirements           M        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 11 ------------------------ C        1 -------+
AGR, Agreement identification                 M        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 12 ------------------------ C        5 -------+
INP, Parties to instruction                   M        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        2        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 13 ------------------------ C        2 -------+
GIS, General indicator                        M        1        |
NAD, Name and address                         M        1        |
FTX, Free text                                M        6        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 14 ------------------------ M       99 -------+
RFF, Reference                                M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        1        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 15 ------------------------ C        9 ------+|
LIN, Line item                                M        1       ||
IMD, Item description                         C        1       ||
MEA, Measurements                             C        1       ||
QTY, Quantity                                 C        1       ||
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 16 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
PRI, Price details                            M        1      |||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 17 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
PAC, Package                                  M        1      |||
MEA, Measurements                             C        1      |||
PCI, Package identification                   C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 18 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
TDT, Details of transport                     M        1      |||
LOC, Place/location identification            C        3      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 19 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
TOD, Terms of delivery                        M        1      |||
LOC, Place/location identification            C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+++

--- Segment Group 20 ------------------------ M       20 -------+
DOC, Document/message details                 M        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        1        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 21 ------------------------ C        9 ------+|
ALI, Additional information                   M        1       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 22 ------------------------ C        3 -----+||
NAD, Name and address                         M        1      |||
CTA, Contact information                      C        1      |||
COM, Communication contact                    C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+++

--- Segment Group 23 ------------------------ C        1 -------+
AUT, Authentication result                    M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+
UNT, Message trailer                          M        1