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Definition: Warehoused goods

Customs terminology

Warehoused goods . . . [are] allowed to undergo usual forms of handling to improve their packaging or marketable quality or to prepare them for shipment, such as breaking bulk, grouping of packages, sorting and grading and repacking . . . it is not intended to authorize any change in the essential character of the goods themselves (Kyoto Convention, annex E.3, standard 18).
"The International Convention on the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures" (Kyoto Convention), quoted in United Nations, "International Merchandise Trade Statistics - Compilers Manual (Edition 2004)", United Nations, New York, 2004