A party (usually a buyer) named by the consignor (usually a seller) in transportation documents as the party to whose order a consignment will be delivered at the port of destination. The consignee is considered to be the owner of the consignment for the purpose of filing the customs declaration, and for paying duties and taxes. Formal ownership of the consignment, however, transfers to the consignee only upon payment of the seller's invoice in full.

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  • If you are a consignee and expecting something to arrive soon you may have to stay at the office late until it arrives.

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  • The consignee seemed responsible and has years of experience in delivering goods by transporting them across the country in a professional and safe manner.

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  • In order to carry out the purchase, the company would require a consignee to accept financial responsibility for the item.

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