China International Freight Forwarders Association Terms & Conditions
In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings unless and except as otherwise specifically defined:
Means (name of a certain freight forwarder) a member of China International Freight Forwarders Association trading under these Conditions.
Means any legal entity or natural person concluding contract with the Company, accepting the service provided by the Company and enjoying rights and undertaking obligations according to the contract, or any legal entity or natural person having an interest in the contract, including but not limited to owner, consignor, shipper, consignee of the goods or their agents.
Means statements of the Customer’s specific requirements and includes the instructions specified on the front of the Shippers’ Instructions and/or on the front of the Company’s form of transport document (including the Company’s house bill of lading).
Means the owner of the goods (including any containers or equipment other than those provided by the Company or carriers) to which any business concluded under these Conditions relates and any other person who is or may become interested in them and includes the consignee named on the front of the Shippers’ Instructions and/or the front of the Company’s form of transport document (including the Company’s house bill of lading).
Includes live animals and the containers, pallets or similar articles of transport supplied by the shipper for consolidating the goods.
Means the goods classified as dangerous goods under international conventions or domestic laws and the goods that are likely to become dangerous, flammable, radioactive, noxious or damaging.
2. Application of these Conditions
All business undertaken by the Company and Company’s transaction are subject to these Conditions which shall be incorporated in and to be an integral part of any agreement between the Company and the Customer. These Standard Trading Conditions may be modified or waived by agreement between the Company and the Customer reduced into writing. Where the clauses of the agreement between the Company and the Customer or the clause of the transport documents issued by the Company, which includes but are not limited to airway bill, seaway bill and multi-modal bill of lading issued by the Company listing the Company as the carrier are contrary to these Conditions, the clauses of the agreement or the bills shall prevail.
All and any advice, information or services provided by the Company gratuitously is provided on the basis that the Company will not accept any liability whatsoever therefore.
No omission or delay on the part of the Company in exercising its rights shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise by the Company of any such right preclude the further or other exercises thereof or the exercise of any other right which it has. The rights and remedies of the Company provided in these Conditions shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies otherwise provided by law.
Each of the provisions of these Conditions is severable and distinct from the others and if at any time one or more of such provisions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
3. Contractual Status of the Customer and the Company
The Customer entering into any transaction or business with the Company hereby expressly warrants to the Company that the Customer is either the Owner or the authorized agent of the Owner and that it is accepting these Conditions. Where the Customer acts as the agent of the Owner, the Customer also accepts such liability to the Company that in respect of such transaction or business the Company is