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About e-signatures

An electronic signature – also known as an e-signature – is a simple, easy and legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. e-signatures are legally binding, secure, auditable, efficient and reduce the use of paper. 

The Multilateral e-AWB Agreement is governed by Swiss Law (pursuant to Resolution 672, Attachment "A", Article 10) and as per Swiss Law, qualified e-signatures have same legal validity as hand written signatures. So, IATA recommends the use of e-signature for the purpose of signing the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement, regardless of the location of the signing party.

The Multilateral e-AWB Agreement is sent for e-signature using the Adobe Echosign service.

More details about the Adobe Echosign service: 

In case of any questions, please contact IATA Cargo at

 Demo on how to e-sign



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