Rule No. 70: CONSIGNMENT IN TRANSIT

  1. COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS:
    1. The Shipper shall comply with all applicable laws, customs and other government regulations of any country to, from, through or over which the cargo may be carried, including those relating to the packing, carriage or delivery of the cargo, and shall furnish such information and attach such documents to the Air Waybill as may be necessary to comply with such laws and regulations. Carrier shall not be obligated to inquire into the correctness or sufficiency of such information or documents. Carrier shall not be liable to the Shipper or any other person for loss or expense due to Shipper's failure to comply with this provision.
    2. No liability shall attach to Carrier, who, in good faith determines that what it understands to be the applicable law, government regulation, demand, order or requirement, requires that it refuse and it does refuse to carry a consignment.
  2. DISBURSEMENTS AND CUSTOMS FORMALITIES: Carrier will, but shall be under no obligation to advance any duties, taxes or charges and to make any disbursements with respect to the cargo, and the Shipper, owner and Consignee shall be jointly and severally liable for the reimbursement thereof. Carrier shall not be under obligation to incur any expense or to make any advance in connection with the forwarding or re-forwarding of the cargo except against prepayment by the Shipper. If it is necessary to make customs entry of the cargo at any place, the cargo shall be considered to be consigned at such place to the person named on the face of the Air Waybill as customs Consignee or, if no such person be named, to the Carrier carrying the cargo to such place or to such customs Consignee,
     if any, as such Carrier may designate. For any such purpose a copy of the Air Waybill, certified by Carrier, shall be considered an original.
  3. SCHEDULES, ROUTINGS, AND CANCELLATION
    Carrier reserves the right without notice, to cancel, terminate, divert, postpone, delay or advance or further carriage of any cargo, or to proceed with any flight without all or any part of the cargo, if it considers that it would be advisable to do so because of any fact beyond its control or not reasonably to be foreseen, anticipated, or predicted at the same time the cargo was accepted; or if it considers that any other circumstance so require. Also see Rule 72