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consignmentan arrangement between an exporter and an importer of a product under which the exporter only receives payment for the product after it has been transported to, and sold by, the importer. Where exporters sell GOODS on consignment they may experience significant delays in being paid and must make appropriate funding arrangements to maintain their cash flow. See EXPORTING, EXPORT CREDIT GUARANTEE DEPARTMENT.
The practice of accepting possession of goods for another with the intention of selling the goods and remitting payment to the owner,less any agreed-upon fees.Ownership of the goods remains at all times in the consignor, not in the shopkeeper (consignee). Landlords may not obtain liens in the goods,and lenders may not gain security interests under blanket liens,if they have been put on notice that the party engages in the sale of consigned goods.