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Air Cargo Law and Convention (Classroom, 2 days)

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Examine the impact of air cargo law developments on the airline business, and understand the different approaches and solutions to the complex air cargo law issues. You will review the international conventions on air law in relation to cargo liability, gain an overview of the IATA cargo service conference and IATA cargo agency conference, and explore the difference between agent and forwarder liability.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 16 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of Air cargo procedures

Recommended level: Professional and Management

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Understand the key points of the Warsaw and Montreal conventions
  • Examine international air cargo law regimes on air carrier liability
  • Identify the legal challenges faced by e-freight and e-air waybill
  • Analyze successful air cargo performance and apply recommended cargo practices for conditions of carriage
  • Understand the IATA Cargo Agency Program and CASS

Course content

  • Cargo liability under the international air law conventions
  • IATA Cargo Services conference on interlining
  • IATA Cargo Agency conference
  • Agent versus forwarder liability
  • The multilateral e-air waybill (e-AWB) agreement

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of international air cargo law

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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