This documentation covers the details of SAP MM Basic Functions
Vendor, purchasing info, material, and customer master records contain foreign trade data. This
data includes general foreign trade information and information on legal control and preference
The system uses the foreign trade data in these master records both directly and indirectly. It
uses the data directly as default values in the Materials Management (MM) application
component’s purchase orders and advanced shipping notifications and in the Sales and
Distribution (SD) application component’s deliveries and billing documents. It uses the data
indirectly when automatically determining additional export-relevant data, which it then includes
in deliveries and billing documents.
This component is fundamental to Foreign Trade and should always be implemented.
This component integrates with SD’s Sales (SD-SLS), Delivery Processing (SD-SHP-DL), and
Billing (SD-BIL) components. It also integrates with Materials Management’s (MM) Purchasing
(MM-PUR) and Goods Receipt (MM-IM-GR) components.
• Maintenance of master data relevant to foreign trade
• Copying of foreign trade data from master records and proposal objects into MM and SD
• Maintenance of foreign trade data in MM and SD documents
• Other foreign trade data management including utilities for loading commodity codes into
the system and for checking vendor, material, and customer master data for
completeness and consistency