foul bill of lading (B/L)



B/L with adverse remarks or notations (called 'clauses') by the carrier that the goods received for shipping (or their packaging) look wet, damaged, or otherwise in doubtful condition, or not of correct quantity. Importers and their banks normally do not accept foul B/L for payment under a letter of credit. Also called claused bill of lading, dirty bill of lading, or unclean bill of lading.

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