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Freight forwarder joint liability with ocean carrier

Is the freight forwarder solidarily liable with the ocean carrier?   Yes. And this is the story.   Sometime in 2000, Artis Trading Phils, Inc. imported from...

Broker Accreditation at BOC

Does a customs broker need a certificate of accreditation from the BOC?   No. And this is the story.   After the passage of the Customs Brokers Act...

The Rotterdam Rules

The Rotterdam Rules is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partially by Sea.  It is a...

Reliability of draught surveys

IS a draft survey reliable? No. And this is the story.   On November 25, 1995, C Export Co. allegedly loaded on board the vessel M/V...

Fraud in insurance claims

Can the incidence of fraud void an insurance claim/policy? YES.  And this is the story.   On 12 June 1990, a fire gutted the warehouse of...

Package Inspection By A Forwarder

Can a forwarder/courier company inspect package/s to be shipped? Yes and this is why.   On August 8, 1987, Andres Martin went to the office of...

COGSA One-Year Prescriptive Period

CAN the one-year COGSA rule benefit the marine insurer? No, and this is the story. Sometime in 1993, New Word Dev. Corp. (NWDC) imported three...

Consignee’s Liability to Delivery Agent

IS the consignee liable for expenses incurred by the delivery agent? Yes, and this is the story. In March 1979, Freeport Traders, Inc (FTI) ordered...

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