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 - SHIPPER¡¯S 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 3 - SHIPPER¡¯S RESPONSIBILITY

3.1.1 The Shipper shall comply with the applicable Conventions, Laws and Regulations and the Conditions when consigning the Cargo. The Shipper shall be liable for any Loss which may be caused thereby to us or to any other person to whom we are liable, by reason of the Shipper¡¯s violation of the applicable Conventions, Laws and Regulations and the Conditions. The Shipper shall ensure that:

3.1.1.1 The Consigned Cargo is permitted by the laws or regulations of any country to be flown from, to or over;

3.1.1.2 The Cargo is packed in a manner suitable for carriage by air;

3.1.1.3 The requisite shipping documents are complete and valid;

3.1.1.4 The Consigned Cargo shall not endanger aircrafts, passengers, relevant personnel and flight safety; the Cargo shall not annoy passengers.

3.1.2 For the Cargo requiring examination and inspection by relevant administrations, the Shipper shall be obligated to complete the relevant materials or documents before handling the formalities for consigning the Cargo.The Shipper shall furnish such materials and documents so as to complete the formalities required by Laws and Regulations before the Cargo is delivered to the Consignee. The Shipper shall be liable to the Carrier for failure to transport or deliver the Cargo on time, due to the lack, insufficiency, incorrectness or incompliance of such materials or documents with Laws and Regulations.

Except as otherwise provided by Laws and Regulations, we are under no obligation to inspect the materials or documents as mentioned above.

3.1.3 The Shipper shall, prior to consigning, know our regulations and requirements in relation to the carriage of the Cargo. The Shipper shall be liable for any Loss caused to us and others by reason of the Shipper¡¯s violation of these regulations and requirements.

3.1.4 The Shipper is responsible for the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the particulars and statements inserted in the AWB. The Shipper shall be liable for any Loss incurred to us or the third party, by reason of the inauthenticity, inaccuracy or incompleteness of the particulars and statements furnished by the Shipper.

3.1.5 When the Cargo is assembled with our ULD by the Shipper, our relevant regulations shall be complied with. The Shipper shall be liable for any damage incurred due to the Shipper¡¯s violation of such regulations

3.2 Joint Responsibility

3.2.1 The Shipper shall be responsible for the payment of all the charges to us. The Shipper is liable for all charges and expenses that the Consignee refuses to pay or cannot afford, including charges Collect, charges Collect fees, storage fees etc. The Shipper shall also be responsible for the charges incurred by returning the Cargo to the airport of departure as per Shipper¡¯s instructions.

3.2.2 The Shipper shall guarantee payment of all expenditures, penalties, losses and other charges which may be incurred due to the following reasons:

3.2.2.1 that the Consigned Cargo includes articles which are prohibited.

3.2.2.2 that the restricted Cargo does not meet the requirements of the restrictions.

3.2.2.3 that the marking, quantity, address, packaging or commodity of the Consigned Cargo are incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete.

3.2.2.4 that the license or certificate and document for export or import of the Consigned Cargo are absent, delayed or incorrect.

3.2.2.5 that the actual commodity, weight or volume of the Cargo is not consistent with the AWB.

3.2.2.6 the penalties, hold and rejection of import by the customs, the police, the inspection and quarantine administrative bureau and other administrations because of the Consigned Cargo or the documents.

3.3 Packaging

3.3.1 The Shipper shall adopt appropriate materials for interior and exterior packaging based on the nature, value, weight, shape and volume of the Cargo and ensure that the package is suitable for air transportation. For valuable cargo or cashes at the risk of robbery or theft, the Shipper shall use neutral packaging without indication of the contents.

3.3.2 The Shipper shall ensure that the packaging of the Consigned Cargo would not be damaged, dispersed and leaking in the Course of Carriage, and would not cause personal injury, damage or pollute aircraft, equipment or other cargo, baggage or mails.

3.3.3 The packaging materials of the Cargo used by the Shipper must be in compliance with applicable Laws and Regulations of any country to be flown from, to or over.

3.4 Marking and Labels

3.4.1 Each package shall be marked with airport of origin, destination, Shipper¡¯s and Consignee¡¯s name, address, telephone number and other information which shall be clear, legible and permanent; if the Consigned Cargo is dangerous goods, relevant information shall be marked on the outside the package of the Cargo in accordance with applicable Laws and Regulations.

3.4.2 The Shipper shall stick or attach identification labels to the out-package of each piece of the Consigned Cargo. In case the Consigned Cargo is Special Cargo, the Shipper shall stick or attach Special Cargo labels and handling labels to the out-package of each piece of the Cargo based on the nature of the Cargo.

3.4.3 Any irrelevant mark and label on the out-package shall be cleared to ensure rapid, safe and correct transportation.