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17.3.        Mode of transport and means of transport. For the purposes of international merchandise trade statistics, mode of transport is understood to be the method of transport used for the carriage of goods.[1] It is a specific solution which makes use of a particular type of means of transportation such as aircraft, vehicle, vessel or other device used for the transport of goods or persons. The transport of a person or of cargo may involve one mode or several modes of transport, with the latter case being called multimodal transport. Each mode has its advantages and disadvantages, and will be chosen by traders on the basis of cost, capacity, route and speed. 


          4.1  Pipelines and cables[2]

                  4.1.1 Pipelines


          4.3   Self-propelled goods

          4.4   Other


[1] See  See Sect. V.A of Economic Commission forEurope document TRADE/CEFACT/2001/19 of 15 January 2001, entitled “Recommendation No. 19 (second edition): Codes for modes of transport”, submitted to the Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) for approval.

[2] Breakdown of the category 4.1 into 4.1.1 Pipelines and 4.1.2 Cables can be applied if countries find it desirable and feasible.