forwarding agent

A person or company who is a specialist in customs procedures and the international carriage of goods, and acts on behalf of importers and exporters. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary
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A financial institution that prepares the payment instruction and forwards it to the first agent in the payment chain, as is the case in a relay scenario for payment transactions. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary

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forwarding agent UK US noun [C] TRANSPORT, COMMERCE
a company that arranges for goods to be transported, especially to another country: »

The car was damaged while in the care of forwarding agents.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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