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Rule 25: CERTIFICATION OF SHIPPER STATUS IN FOREIGN COMMERCE

Filed on: 28 September 2019
Effective: 28 September 2019
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If the shipper or a member of a shipper's association tendering cargo to the Carrier is identified as an NVOCC, the carrier shall obtain documentation that the NVOCC has a tariff and a bond on file with the US Federal Maritime Commission as required by Sections 8 and 19 of the Shipping Acts of 1984 and 1998 before the Carrier accepts or transports cargo for the account of the NVOCC.
A copy of the tariff rule published by the NVOCC and in effect under 46 CFR Part 520 will be accepted by the Carrier as documenting the NVOCC's compliance with the FMC tariff and bonding requirements of the Acts.