AUTOMATED MANIFEST SYSTEM Definition

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AUTOMATED MANIFEST SYSTEM (AMS) is a multi-modular cargo inventory control and release notification system. AMS is the electronic system allowing a manifest inventory to be transmitted to the US Customs Service data center by carrier, port authority or service center computers. AMS interfaces directly with Customs Cargo Selectivity and In-Bond systems, and indirectly with ABI, allowing faster identification and release of low risk shipments.

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PAYMENT TERMS is the legal or contractual stipulation by a business as to when payment is to be made for goods or services supplied, e.g. cash with order, payment on delivery, or within a particular number of days of the invoice date.

EXPLANATORY, in accounting, is a paragraph added to an audit report to explain something, such as the reason for a qualified or adverse opinion.

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