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Quantity Charge (applies to air cargo)

A lower price rate than the usual rate - offered when the cargo meets certain weight requirements.

Quantity Discount (applies to air cargo)
The proportional reduction of price of air transportation priced upon quantity.

Quarantine
An extent of time which an incoming transportation party (staff, cargo and equipment) are held in isolation in cases where there is a suspicion of disease contamination.

Quota
The max amount of goods that are allowed to be imported into a region without restriction or fines/duties.

Quotation
The official documented offer which asserts the rates and terms of certain commodities or services.

Quotation Expiration Date
The date on which a quotation rate expires.

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