General Conditions of International Carriage for Cargo of Air China Cargo Company Limited
January 1, 2009
Chairman Statement | Article 1 - DEFINITIONS | Article 2 - BASIS AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION | Article 3 - SHIPPERĄŻS RESPONSIBILITY | Article 4 - WEIGHT AND DIMENSION | Article 5 - AIR WAYBILL | Article 6 - FREIGHT CHARGES | Article 7 - CARRIAGE OF CARGO | Article 8 - ALTERATION OF CARRIAGE | Article 9 - DELIVERY OF CARGO | Article 10 - SPECIAL CARGO | Article 11 - CHARTER CARRIAGE | Article 12 - LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION | Article 13 - SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE | Article 14 - EFFECTIVENESS, MODIFICATION AND INTERPRETATION

ARTICLE 6 - FREIGHT CHARGES

6.1 Air Freight Charge

6.1.1 Air freight charge is the charge calculated on the basis of the applicable Tariff and the Chargeable Weight of the Consigned Cargo.

6.1.2 The Chargeable Weight of a Shipment shall be the Gross Weight or the Volume Weight of such Shipment, whichever is higher.

6.2 Other Charges

6.2.1 Other charges are charges in relation to carriage of the Consigned Cargo, which excludes the air freight charge and valuation charges and shall be paid by the Shipper and/or the Consignee upon tendering and/or pick-up of the Cargo. Except as otherwise provided in our published Tariffs, such charges shall include but are not limited to the following:

6.2.1.1 Pick-up or delivery services between city terminal and the airports where we operate;

6.2.1.2 Storage fees;

6.2.1.3 Insurance fees;

6.2.1.4 Charges collect fees;

6.2.1.5 Customs fees;

6.2.1.6 Charges or fines levied or collected by the competent authorities, including customs duties;

6.2.1.7 Costs incurred from repairing defective packaging;

6.2.1.8 Charges for reloading or returning carriage of the Cargo with other means of transportation, as well as the charges for returning the Cargo to its departure station;

6.2.1.9 Surcharges;

6.2.1.10 Other similar services or charges.

6.3 Declared Value of Cargo for Carriage and Valuation Charges

6.3.1 Declared value of Cargo for carriage is the value of the Consigned Cargo when it is picked up at the destination. It is specially declared upon the Shipper tendering the Cargo and shall be filled in the proper column of the AWB.

6.3.2 The Shipper may declare the value of Cargo for carriage upon tendering the Cargo. If the declared value of Cargo for carriage per kilo in Gross Weight exceeds 17 SDR or its equivalent currency, the Shipper shall pay the valuation charges. The calculation formula of the valuation charges is as below:

[Declared value of Cargo for carriage - (Gross Weight of the Cargo x 17SDR)] x 0.75%

6.3.3 The Shipper shall not change the declared value of Cargo for carriage entered in the AWB, which has been validated with the signatures of the two contracting parties.

6.3.4 We are entitled to determine the limit of the value of a Shipment. If the declared value of any individual Shipment exceeds such limit, we will require the Shipper to ship the Cargo in several batches or adopt other security measures. If the Shipper fails to do so, we may reserve the right to refuse the carriage of the Cargo.

6.4 Payment of Freight Charges

6.4.1 The Shipper shall pay the Freight Charges in the currency acceptable to us.

6.4.2 All the applicable Freight Charges shall be Prepaid upon tendering of the Cargo by the Shipper, or may be paid by the Consignee before the pick-up of the Cargo with our consent. If the latter applies, Laws and Regulations of the destination country and the CarrierĄŻs requirements shall be complied with.

6.4.3 Only the charge-collect Cargo could be accepted whose destinations are prescribed in TACT. In any circumstances we are entitled to refuse the carriage of the following charge-collect Cargo:

6.4.3.1 the exchange of the local currency to other currencies is not allowed by the destination country;

6.4.3.2 the remittance of the local currency to other countries is not allowed by the destination country;

6.4.3.3 the charges-collect Cargo is not accepted at the destination country.

6.4.4 Air freight charge and valuation charges shall only be both Prepaid or both Collect.

6.4.5 Whether any destroy, loss, damage of the Consigned Cargo occurred or not in the Course of Carriage, and whether the Consigned Cargo failed to be carried to the destination shown on the AWB, the liability of the Shipper or the Consignee to pay the applicable Freight Charges shall not be exempted.

6.4.6 If the Shipper or the Consignee fails to pay the Freight Charges or any portion thereof, we will hold the Cargo for a certain period of time until the Freight Charges are paid completely. If the Shipper or the Consignee refuses to pay the Freight Charges or any portion thereof, we will refuse the carriage or the Delivery of Cargo.

6.4.7 Adjustment of Tariff and Freight Charges

Where the Tariff or Freight Charges of the Cargo are adjusted, the adjusted Tariff and Freight Charges do not apply to the issued AWB.