NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) – A free trade agreement comprising the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico.
National Carrier – A flag carrier owned or controlled by the state.
n.e.m. – Not elsewhere mentioned.
n.e.s. – Not elsewhere specified.
Nested – When three or more different sizes of an article are placed within each other so that each article will not project above the next lower article by more than 33-1/3% of its height.
Nested Solid – When three or more different sizes of an article are placed within each other so that each article will not project above the next lower article by more than 1/4 inch.
Net Terms – Free of charters’ commission.
Net Weight (Actual Net Weight) – The weight of the goods alone without any immediate wrappings; e.g., the weight of the contents of a tin can without the weight of the can.
NMFC – National Motor Freight Classification.
No Objection Certificate – A document provided by scheduled or national airlines of many countries declaring no objection to a proposed charter flight operated by another airline. It is often demanded by government authorities before they grant permission for a charter flight to take place.
No Objection Fee – A sum of money normally paid by a charter airline to a scheduled airline in order that it waives its right of objection to its government, thus allowing a charter to take place. The amount is usually a fixed percentage of the gross cost of a charter. Tantamount to a bribe, this is common practice in the Middle East and Africa.
NOE – Not Otherwise Enumerated.
NOHP – Not Otherwise Herein Provided.
NOI – Not Otherwise Indicated.
NOIBN – Not Otherwise Indicated By Number; Not Otherwise Indicated By Name.
Non-Scheduled Flight – (See Scheduled Flight)
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) – An FMC-Iicensed cargo consolidator of small shipments in ocean trade, generally soliciting business and arranging for or performing containerization functions at the port.
NOS – Not Otherwise Specified.
NT – Net Tons.
NVOCC – (See Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier)