International Transportation Glossary: G

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General License (Export)

A governmental approval to export without obtaining specific documents of authorization.

Grid Number
A listing of page number, column and line indexing the location of cargo in a bay plan (the page number may represent the bay number).

Gross Weight
When referring to air shipments this means the weight if the cargo including materials needed for blocking and such, in other references, the mass (in whole kilograms) of commodities including the packaging but excluding the transporter's tools.

Guarantee for customs
An enforceable legal utility allowing customs administration to balance taxes and duties that turn out obligatory in cases where malfunctions occur during transportation.

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