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

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What is Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)?

Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) is a technical standard used in electronic data interchange (EDI) to exchange business documents securely and reliably over the internet. It is a communication protocol that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to securely transmit electronic documents between trading partners. 


AS2 is commonly used in the shipping industry to exchange documents such as bills of lading, purchase orders, and shipping notices. It provides a secure and efficient way to transmit these documents electronically, reducing the need for paper-based documentation and manual processing. 

Related Glossary terms

Applicability Statement 1 (AS1)  

Applicability Statement 3 (AS3) 

Bill of Lading (BL) 

Commercial Invoice 

Freight Forwarder 

Purchase Order (PO) What is a 1PL company? 

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