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United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (United Nations 1994)

Preamble

Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - Scope of application

Article 3 - Period of responsibility

Article 4 - Issuance of document

Article 5 - Basis of liability

Article 6 - Limits of liability

Article 7 - Application to non-contractual claims

Article 8 - Loss of right to limit liability

Article 9 - Special rules on dangerous goods

Article 10 - Rights of security in goods

Article 11 - Notice of loss, damage or delay

Article 12 - Limitation of actions

Article 13 - Contractual stipulations

Article 14 - Interpretation of the Convention

Article 15 - International transport conventions

Article 16 - Unit of account

Final Clauses

Article 17 - Depositary

Article 18 - Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval, accession

Article 19 - Application to territorial units

Article 20 - Effect of declaration

Article 21 - Reservations

Article 22 - Entry into force

Article 23 - Revision and amendment

Article 24 - Revision of limitation amounts

Article 25 - Denunciation

[Post Provisions]

[Post Clauses (If any: Signed; Witnessed; Done; Authentic Texts; & Deposited Clauses)]

Note by the Secretariat:

[Note]

A. Policies underlying the Convention

Need for mandatory liability rules

Gaps in liability regimes left by international conventions

Need for harmonization and modernization

Consequences and benefits of the Convention

B. Preparatory work

[Preparatory work]

C. Salient features of the Convention

Definitions

Period of responsibility

Issuance of document

Basis of liability

Limits of liability

Application to non-contractual claims

Loss of right to limit liability

Rights of security in goods

Limitation of actions

Final clauses

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (United Nations 1994)

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United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (United Nations 1994)

Article 1 - Definitions

In this Convention:

(a) "Operator of a transport terminal" (hereinafter referred to as "operator") means a person who, in the course of his business, undertakes to take in charge goods involved in international carriage in order to perform or to procure the performance of transport-related services with respect to the goods in an area under his control or in respect of which he has a right of access or use. However, a person is not considered an operator whenever he is a carrier under applicable rules of law governing carriage;

(b) Where goods are consolidated in a container, pallet or similar article of transport or where they are packed, "goods" includes such article of transport or packaging if it was not supplied by the operator;

(c) "International carriage" means any carriage in which the place of departure and the place of destination are identified as being located in two different States when the goods are taken in charge by the operator;

(d) "Transport-related services" includes such services as storage, warehousing, loading, unloading, stowage, trimming, dunnaging and lashing;

(e) "Notice" means a notice given in a form which provides a record of the information contained therein;

(f) "Request" means a request made in a form which provides a record of the information contained therein.


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