Air Cargo Law and Convention (classroom)

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About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom course

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.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TALL-11

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 2 days (16 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Air Cargo Law and Convention (classroom)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
22 - 23 November, 2022
Register before 22 Aug, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 01 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148463
USD 1,120
USD 1,436
USD 1,600

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the key points of the Warsaw and Montreal conventions in relation to cargo transportation
  • Examine the liability of airlines for loss of or damage to cargo
  • Explain how multimodal transportation (air/road) affects the liability of air carriers
  • Identify the legal challenges faced by e-freight and e-air waybill
  • Apply recommended cargo practices and standard conditions of contract
  • Describe the IATA Cargo Agency Program

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:
  • Cargo liability under the international air law conventions
  • Cargo liability in multimodal (air/road) cargo transportation
  • IATA Resolutions and Recommended Practices on cargo-related documents of transport
  • Agent versus forwarder liability
  • The multilateral e-air waybill (e-AWB) agreement

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Shippers’ in-house counsel, including freight forwarders
  • 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:

Air Cargo Management Diploma

Understand the complex and changing issues required to maximize all aspects of the cargo business.

  • English
  • Español

International Air Law Diploma

A comprehensive overview of the legal regimes applicable to all aspects of the aviation industry.

  • English
  • Español

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