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Submitter

Bill Ackerson

Description

At issue in the 5010X279 TR3 271 2100C loop N404 Country Code,2 is it permissible to send a country code of “US” when in fact the N402 is a valid U.S. state and the N403 is a U.S. postal code?
SITUATIONAL RULE: Required when the address is outside the United States of America. If not required by this implementation guide, do not send.
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Submitter Assigned Keywords

Country Code N4 271

Response

No, it would not be permissible to send a country code of “US” in the 2100C N404 element. The 005010X279/00501X279A1 TR3/Errata Situational Rule states “Required when the address is outside the United States of America. If not required by this implementation guide, do not send.” Since the TR3 prohibits sending a value in N404 when not required by the implementation guide, it would be considered non-compliant with the requirements of the TR3 to populate N404 with any value (including, but not limited to, “US”) when the address is not outside the United States of America.
Submission 8/22/2012
Status Date 10/10/2012
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X279
Section2.6
Page260
Set ID271
Table2
Loop2100C
Segment PositionN404
Segment ID26
Element Position04
Industry NameCountry Code
External Code ListISO 3166
Code ValueUS