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Responsibilities of International Freight Forwarders

by:CNS     2021-07-13
Responsibilities of international freight forwarders 2021-06-20 16:40:46 International freight forwarders should provide customers with 'safe, fast, accurate, economical and convenient' services, and bear responsibility for the faults of themselves and their servants. Its errors and negligence include: (1) Failure to deliver the goods in accordance with the instructions; (2) Negligence in handling insurance despite the instructions; (3) Error in customs declaration; (4) Shipment to the wrong destination; (5) Failure to follow the necessary instructions Obtain a tax refund for re-exported goods according to the procedures; (6) Deliver the goods without obtaining the consignee’s payment. Freight forwarders shall also be responsible for the loss of, damage to, or personal injury caused by third parties in the course of their operations. If the freight forwarder can prove that he is reasonably cautious about the third party's choice, then he generally does not bear the responsibility caused by the third party's behavior or omission. When a freight forwarder is a party to a contract, it shall be responsible for the actions and omissions of the freight forwarder, which are employed by the carrier to perform the freight forwarding contract. In this case, the freight forwarder deals with the customer on the price of the service, not the agency fee. The Federation of International Freight Forwarders Association is the world's industry organization for international freight forwarders. The association was established in Vienna, Austria on May 31, 1926, with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The purpose of the Federation of International Freight Forwarders Association is to protect and enhance the interests of international freight forwarders in the world. The association is the largest non-governmental and non-profit organization in the field of transportation in the world. It has a wide range of international influences. Its members include the international freight forwarding industry from all over the world. It has 76 general members, 1751 associate members, and 124 Countries and regions, including 3,500 international freight forwarding companies, have 800 employees. The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association is a consultant of the United Nations Economic and Social Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade Development, and has been recognized as a representative of the international freight forwarding industry. Sinotrans Corporation, as a national organization as an ordinary member, was established in 1985. Feng officially joined the organization.
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