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Terms and Conditions

USA – TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE – NCBFAA
(All shipments to or from the Customer, which term shall include the exporter, importer, sender, consignor,
consignee, transferor or transferee of the shipments, will be handled by the forwarder and / or custom
broker handling this shipment.
1. Service by Third Parties. Unless the Company carries, shores or otherwise physically handles the
shipment, and loss, damage, expense or delay occurs during such activity, the Company assumes no
liability as a carrier and is not to be held responsible for any loss, damage, expense or delay to the goods to
be forwarded or imported except as provided in paragraph 8 and subject to the limitations of paragraph 9
below, but undertakes only to use reasonable care in the selection of carriers, truckmen, lightermen,
forwarders, customs brokers, agents, warehousemen and others to whom it may entrust the goods for
transportation, cartage, handling and /or delivery and /or storage or otherwise. When the Company carriers,
stores or otherwise physically handles the shipment, it does so subject to the limitations of paragraph 8
below, unless a separate bill of lading, air waybill, or other contract of carriage is issued by the Company, in
which event the terms thereof shall govern.
2. Liability Limitations of Third Parties. The Company is authorized to select and engage carriers,
truckmen, lightermen, forwarders, customs brokers, agents warehousemen and others, as required, to
transport shipment, deal with and deliver the goods, all of whom shall be considered the agents of the
Customer, and the goods may be entrusted to such agencies subject to all conditions as to limitations of
liability for loss, damage, expense or delay and to all rules, regulations, requirements and conditions,
whether printed, written or stamped, appearing in bills of lading, receipts or tariffs issued by such carriers,
truckmen, lightermen, forwarders, customs brokers, agents, warehousemen, and others. The company shall
under no circumstances be liable for any loss, damage, expense or delay to the goods for any reason
whatsoever when said goods are in the custody, possession or control of third parties selected by the
Company to forward, enter, clear, transport, or render other services with respect to such goods.
3. Choosing Routes or Agents. Unless express instructions in writing are received from the Customer, the
Company has complete freedom in choosing the means, route and procedure to be followed in the
handling, transportation and delivery of the goods. Advice by the Company to the Customer that a particular
person or firm has been selected to render services with respect to the goods shall not be construed to
mean that the Company warrants or represents that such person or firm will render such service.
4. Quotations Not Binding. Quotations as to fees, rates of duty, freight charges, insurance premiums or
other charges given by Company to the Customer are for informational purposes only and are subject to
change without notice and shall not under any circumstances be binding upon the Company unless the
company in writing specifically undertakes the handling or transportation of the shipment at a specific rate.
5. Duty to Furnish Information. (a) On an import at a reasonable time prior to entering of the goods for
U.S. Customs, the Customer shall furnish to the Company invoices in proper form and other documents
necessary or useful in the preparation of the U.S. Customs entry and, also, such further information as may
be sufficient to establish, inter alia, the dutiable value, the classification, the country of origin, the
genuineness of the merchandise and any mark or symbol associated with it, the Customer’s right to import
and/or distribute the merchandise, and the merchandise’s admissibility, pursuant to U.S. law or regulation. If
the Customer fails in a timely manner to furnish such information or documents, in whole or in part, as may
be required to complete U.S. Customs entry or comply with U.S. laws or regulations, or if the information or
documents furnished are inaccurate or incomplete, the Company shall be obligated only to use its best
judgment in connection with the shipment and in no instance shall be charged with knowledge by the
Customer of the true circumstances to which such inaccurate, incomplete, or omitted information or
document pertains. Where a bond is required by U.S. Customs to be given for the production of any
document or the performance of any act, the Customer shall be deemed bound by the terms of the bond
notwithstanding the fact that the bond has been executed by the Company as principal, it being understood
that the Company entered into such undertaking at the instance and on behalf of the Customer, and the
Customer shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless for the consequences of any breach of the terms

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