Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


The most widely accepted standards for EDI messaging (US developed).

What is ANSI X-12?

ANSI X12 stands for American National Standards Institute X12 and refers to the American EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standard developed back in 1979 by the ANSI subsidiary Accredited Standards Committee (ASC). The goal of ANSI X12 is to uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business documents, namely EDI. ANSI X12 is a global set of rules for the intercompany electronic data exchange between two EDI Trading Partners.