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Can the Consignee Be Held Liable for Demurrage Charges?

No. And this is the story. In early April 1980, LS Cigar & Cigarette (LSCC) imported from Savannah, Georgia, USA, 468 rolls of board liners....

Q&A: The 2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents

The Supreme Court, acting on the recommendation of the Subcommittee on the Revision of the Rules Governing Notaries Public, resolved to approve on 14...

Is Delivery to a Non-Designated Consignee Considered a Failure of Delivery?

Yes. And this is the story of the missing airfreight parcel. Sometime in 2003, Janine R. Cruz sent a package containing some checks to her...

If A Forwarder Subcontracts with Another Forwarder, Will Their Liability Be Solidary?

No. And this is the story.   Before the Covid-19 pandemic, HTP Trading Phils. imported a 20-foot container of aluminum alloy ingots from Indonesia.   The shipment arrived...

Can a Customs Broker Be Held Liable In A Freight Collect Shipment?

No. And this is the story.   On 27 February 2001, America Freight Corp, acting on behalf of Stik Laboratories, loaded on board Japan Airlines (JAL)...

Q & A: The Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases

The Supreme Court, acting on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases, resolved to...

Cargo damage liability of arrastre operator and carrier

Sometime in April 1995, Nich Corp shipped to Universe Motors 219 packages containing 120 units of brand new pick-up trucks, without engine, tires...

Prescription Period for Questioning Propriety of Entry, Settlement of Duties

Can the Philippine Bureau of Customs question propriety of entry and settlement of duties beyond one year from date of payment of final duties?   No....

Who Gets to Decide Degree of Disability of Seafarer?

In determining the degree of disability of a seafarer, should the assessment of the company-designated physician prevail over that of the physician appointed by...

Exemption of arrastre operator from negligence rule

Can the arrastre operator be exempt from the presumption of the fault/negligence rule?   Yes. And this is the story.   Sometime in 1989, ABC Trading imported...