Meaning of “unclean bill of lading” in the English Dictionary

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"unclean bill of lading" in Business English

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unclean bill of ladingnoun [ C ]

uk us plural unclean bills of lading also foul bill of lading, also dirty bill of lading COMMERCE, TRANSPORT

a document showing the details of the products sent from a seller to a buyer that states that either the products or their containers are damaged:

An unclean bill of lading is issued when it is determined that the packages are not in their original condition.

(Definition of “unclean bill of lading” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)