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 handwritten 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 information about e-signatures and the Adobe EchoSign service:

In case of any questions, please contact IATA Cargo at

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