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Cargo Service Conference (CSC) Resolution 600b, liability limits, effective 1 July 2010
IATA airline Members have agreed to apply the liability limit under the Montreal Convention on a worldwide basis. At the World Cargo Symposium held earlier this year in Vancouver, the IATA Cargo Services Conference (CSC) amended Resolution 600b, the Air Waybill (AWB) Conditions of Contract, to harmonize the application of the Montreal Convention liability limit for air cargo (19 SDRs per kilogram) across all routes worldwide. Having received the necessary government approval, IATA has declared the harmonized liability limit for transportation of cargo effective 1 July 2010.
On the following web-link of IATA, for download, you may also find the New Resolution 600b together with some Frequent Asked Questions and corresponding answers.
The transition to the new AWB should be implemented as soon as possible. Under IATA Resolution 600a, IATA Carriers (and forwarders) are given the time until to their next AWB printing but in no event later than 18 months from the declaration of effectiveness to complete the transition. During the transition, they shall amend their Conditions of Carriage and notify their Trading Partners of the new changes under Resolution 600b with regards to the liability limits.