"Ex": Signifies that the quoted price applies only at the indicated point of origin (e.g. "price ex factory" means that the quoted price is for the goods available at the factory gate of the seller).
E.A.O.N.: Except as otherwise noted.
EAR: Export after repair
ECE: Economic Commission for Europe
ECI: port Consignment Identifier
ECOFIN: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (EC)
ECPD: Export Cargo Packing Declaration
EDI or EDIFACT: Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport, from the UN-backed electronic data interchange standards body, to create electronic versions of common business documents that will work on a global scale. One digital document under consideration, the International Forwarding and Transport Message will do the jobs of six different electronic messages currently in use.
EFTA: European Free Trade Association
Empty Leg: Results from an aircraft primarily chartered outbound having cargo capacity inbound or vice versa. A cheap form of airfreight.
Endorsee: Person to whom a bill of exchange is transferred by the endorsement of a third party.
Endorsement in Blank: Commonly used on a bank check, an endorsement in blank is an endorsement to the bearer. It contains only the name of the endorser and specifies no particular payee. Also, a common means of endorsing bills of lading dawn to the order of the shipper. The bills are endorsed "For..." (see Bill of Lading, Order).
Endorser: One who endorses a bill, and thereby accepts liability for it.
ERP: Economic Recovery Programme for the cocoa industry in Ghana launched in 1983
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival.
ETD: Estimated Time of Departure.
ETS: Estimated Time of Sailing
EU: European Union
Eurodollars: U.S. dollars on deposit outside of the United States to include dollars on deposit at foreign branches of U.S. banks, and dollars on deposit with foreign banks.
Ex. B.L.: Exchange bill of lading.
Export Broker: The individual who brings together buyer and seller for a fee, eventually withdrawing from any transaction.
Export Declaration: A form to be completed by the exporter or their authorized agent and filed in triplicate by a carrier with the United State Collector of customs at the point of exit. It serves a twofold purpose:
Export License: A document secured from a government, authorizing an exporter to export a specific quantity of a particular commodity to a certain country. An export license is often required if a government has place embargoes or other restrictions upon exports. See General Export License.
Export Trading Company: A corporation or other business unit organized and operated primarily for the purpose of exporting goods and services, or of providing export related services to other companies.
Express: Premium-rated service for urgent deliveries.
EXW: Ex Works - One of the thirteen Incoterms.