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Air Cargo Law and Convention (Classroom, 2 days)

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This course looks at the impact of air cargo law developments on the airline business, and provides approaches and solutions to the complex air cargo law issues.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended level: Intermediate

Next class

Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2016 - Turkey, Istanbul (TKAA-RTP)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Know 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-airway bill
  • 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

  • Warsaw 1929
  • The Haque 1955
  • Guadalajara 1961
  • Montreal protocol 4
  • Montreal Convention 1999

IATA Cargo Services Conference on interlining

  • The air waybill and resolution 600b
  • Recommended practice 1601 – conditions of carriage for cargo

IATA Cargo Agency conference

Agent versus forwarder liability

E-freight and the e-airway bill

  • Attorney role
  • Original document issues

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Who should attend

  • 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:

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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