X4 Customs Release Information

To identify items for release

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
X401
Bill of Lading/Waybill Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
12
-
Identification number assigned to the shipment by the carrier or consolidator.
X401 is the unique bill of lading number.
X402
Quantity
Decimal number (R)
Mandatory
1
10
-
Numeric value of quantity.
X402 is used for quantity released.
X403
Entry Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code defining the type of entry assigned by U.S. Customs.
X403 is used for quantity on the entry.
X404
Entry Number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
15
-
Customs entry number, a form number or regulatory provision of entry.
X405
Release Issue Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
6
6
-
Date that the authority for release of parts or material is issued.
X406
Time
Time (TM)
Mandatory
4
4
-
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time (HHMM, time range: 0000 though 2359).
X407
Disposition Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code advising the carrier or port authority about postings to a bill of lading.
X408
Bill of Lading/Waybill Number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
12
-
Identification number assigned to the shipment by the carrier or consolidator.
X408 is the unique bill of lading number for consolidated shipments.
X409
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
4
-
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
X409 is the unique bill of lading issuer code.
If X408 or X410 is present, then the other is required.
X410
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
4
-
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
X410 is the issuer code for the consolidated shipment.
X411
Equipment Initial
String (AN)
Optional
1
4
-
Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number.
X412
Equipment Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
10
-
Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred).

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