Annotation Law and Legal Definition

Annotation is “an explanatory note (e.g., proof of filing citation, post departure filing citation, Automated Export System downtime filing citation, exemption, or exclusion legend) placed on the bill of lading, air waybill, export shipping instructions, or other loading document.” [15 CFR 30.1; Title 15 -- Commerce And Foreign Trade; Subtitle B -- Regulations Relating To Commerce And Foreign Trade; Chapter I -- Bureau Of The Census, Department Of Commerce; Part 30 -- Foreign Trade Regulations; Subpart A -- General Requirements]