Applicability Statement 1 (AS1)

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A communication protocol for the electronic exchange of business documents using SMTP.

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What is Applicability Statement 1 (AS1)?

Applicability Statement 1 (AS1) is a technical standard used in electronic data interchange (EDI) to exchange business documents electronically between trading partners. It is a communication protocol used to transmit electronic documents over the internet using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). 


AS1 is specifically designed for the transportation industry, including shipping, logistics, and freight forwarding. It allows for the secure and efficient exchange of electronic documents, such as bills of lading, purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices, between trading partners. 

Related Glossary terms

Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)  

Applicability Statement 3 (AS3) 

Bill of Lading (BL) 

Commercial Invoice 

Freight Forwarder 

Purchase Order (PO)

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