E.A.O.N.: Except as otherwise noted.
E. & O.E.: Errors and omissions excepted.
E.B.: Eastbound.
E.D.I.: Electronic data interchange.
E.E.: Errors accepted.
ELECTRONIC MAIL: Available on a computer network, either intercompany, or intracompany. It allows for the distribution of messages to one or several recipients.
ELECTRONIC PROTECTION: A security system using electronic detertion such as motion sensors, door and window contacts, and light beams to notify a monitoring station of unauthorized entry to a building or on the grounds.
ELKINS ACT: A law prohibiting the offering or receipt of any rebate, concession, or discrimination in the transportation fees charged to the shipper. It makes the carrier and the shipper equally responsible for violations to the Interstate Commerce Act.
E.L.Q.: Economic logistics quantity. That order quantity which will minimize total logistics costs in the shipment. It must minimize any combination of purchasing costs, traffic costs, and storage costs in the shipment.
EMBARGO: Temporary refusal by a government or governments to allow goods to or from a country or location. Also a temporary suspension of trade of a particular commodity.
ENTRY: The documentation to be filed with the appropriate Customs officer to secure the release of imported merchandise from Customs custody or the act of filing that documentation . (19CFR141.0)
E.O.Q.: Electronic order quantity. A concept which determines the optimal order quantity on the basis of ordering and carrying costs.
EST: Estimated.
EST. WT.: Estimated weight.
E.T.A.: Estimated time of arrival.
ET. AL.: And other.
EURODOLLAR: A currency market in which U.S. dollar deposits are accepted by banks in other countries, generally in Western Europe and Japan, and made available for lending or investing.
EXCELSIOR: A material made of shredded or curled pieces of wood used for cushioning a package.
EXCEPTION RATE: Rates set at a certain percentage above the general commodity rates because they apply to commodities that require special handling such as live animals, human remains, automotive vehicles, etc..
EXCISE TAX: A selective tax, sometimes called a consumption tax, on certain goods produced within or imported to a country.
EX DOCK: The seller is obligated to place the specified goods at the specified price on the import dock clear of all customs and duty requirements.
EXEMPT CARRIER: A carrier that is non-regulated and participates in interstate commerce of commodities that have been declared exempt of regulation.
EX FACTORY: The buyer is obligated to pick the goods up from the seller at his dock and move the goods as well as pay all charges from that point forward.
EXIMBANK: Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C. An independent corporate agency of the U.S. Government which assists the financing of U.S. export trade.
EX MILL: The seller is obligated to place the specified quantity of goods at the specified price at this mill loaded on trucks, railroad cars, or any other specified means of transport.
EXPEDITING: The activity of tracing and reducing time for the transportation of merchandise.
EXPORT: The sending of goods to a foreign country.
EXPORT BROKER: One who brings together the buyer and seller for a fee and then withdraws from the transaction.
EXPORT DECLARATION: A formal statement made to the collector of customs at a port of exit declaring full particulars about goods being exported.
EXPORT LICENSE: A permit required to engage in the export of certain commodities to certain destinations. Lists of such goods are found in the comprehensive Export Schedules issued by the Bureau of Foreign Commerce.
EXPORT MERCHANT: A producer or merchant who sells directly to a foreign purchaser without going through an
intermediary.
EXPORT RATE: A freight rate specially established for application on export traffic and generally lower than the domestic rate.
EXTENSION FORKS: Attachments placed on the forks of a lift truck which lengthen the forks for moving longer items.