ACCOUNTABILITY Definition

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ACCOUNTABILITY is the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property. 

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LANDING COST is the initial charges for landing imported goods, such as those for receiving goods from dockside vessels or from barges to lighters. They may also cover wharfage or delivery from the dock to land conveyance or warehouse.

RELATIVE CHANGE is a value that is properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics, e.g. cost of goods enjoyed a relative change of 9% as compared to prior period performance.

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