Services & Fees: V
Value Added Tax
VAT
The carrier pays Value Added Tax (VAT) to local authorities, and this cost is charged to the customer. Applicable to all shipments where VAT payment is a market practice
Veterinary Certificate Service
VET
A service of the carrier to facilitate veterinary inspection on behalf of the customer upon request, for containers that move to inland destinations and contain cargo of animal origin. Due to frequency of this standard procedure, Maersk Line is familiar with the requirements, and this can save the customer both time and inconvenience. The VET inspection is applicable in all European ports and is a regulatory requirement for import cargo to the European Union.
Verified Gross Mass
VGM
Verified Gross Mass