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Consignment Summary

Your Consignment Summary is a summary of the contents of your shipment. This will appear on your Air Waybill (your primary shipping label), and is separate from the itemised list of contents you are asked to provide as part of a Packing List/Customs Invoice—though it may appear on both.

The character limit for the Consignment Summary varies by carrier. It can be as short as 50 characters. However, you should aim to be as specific as possible within the space provided, and refer to specific items rather than using general categories.

The following guidance is provided by the European Commission and used by carriers:

Unacceptable Acceptable
Aid Consignments Blankets, Medications
Apparel Men’s Shirts, Lingerie, Girls’ Vests, Boys’, Jackets
Appliances Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave Oven, Coffee Machines
Auto Parts Automobile Brakes, Windshield Glass for Automobiles
Caps Plastic Caps
Chemicals, Non-Hazardous Actual Chemical Name (not brand name)
Cleaning Products Alcohol, Detergents
Consolidated (See other specific examples in the table)
Didactic Articles Pencils, Smart Boards, Books
Electronics Computers, Televisions, CD Players, Tape Recorders, Mobile Phones, Monitors, Printers
Equipment Oil Well Equipment, Poultry Equipment
FAK Freight All Kinds (See other specific examples in the table)
Foodstuffs Beverages, Oranges, Fish, Rice, Bread
General Cargo (See other specific examples in the table)
Gifts Dolls, Remote Control Cars
Household Goods Plates, Dishes, Tableware (See also examples for "Appliances")
Industrial Products (See examples for "Electronics")
Iron and Steel Iron Pipes, Steel Pipes, Iron Building Material, Steel Building Material
I.T. Goods (See examples for "Electronics")
Leather Articles Saddles, Leather Handbags, Leather Jackets
Machine Parts Pumps, Seals, Engines
Machinery Metal Working Machinery, Cigarette Making Machinery, Sewing Machines, Printing Machines
Machines (See examples for "Machinery")
Oil Mineral Oil, Plant Oil
Ore Iron Ore, Copper Ore
Parts (See examples for "Machine Parts")
Personal Effects (See other specific examples in the table)
Pipes Plastic Pipes, Steel Pipes, Copper Pipes
Plants Tulips
Plastic Goods Plastic Kitchenware, Plastic Houseware
Polyurethane Polyurethane Threads, Polyurethane Medical Gloves
Propellant (See examples for "Chemicals")
Rubber Articles Rubber Hoses, Rubber Conveyor Belts
Rod Welding Rod, Fuel Rod, Copper Rod
Said to Contain (See other specific examples in the table)
Sanitary Goods Towels, Buckets, Detergents, Toothbrushes
Scrap Plastic Scrap, Foam Scrap, Iron Scrap
See Commercial Invoice (See other specific examples in the table)
Spare Parts (See examples for "Machine Parts")
Textiles Linen fabric, T-shirts (See also examples for "Apparel")
Tools Hand Tools, Electric Tools
Toys (See examples for "Gifts")
Various Products (See other specific examples in the table)
Vehicles Boats, Cars, Bicycles
Weapons Daggers, Machine Guns
Wires Iron and Steel Wire, Copper Wires
Wooden Articles Wooden Furniture, Wooden Kitchen Utensils

 

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