International convention versus trading conditions

At BIFA we receive regular enquiries from Members regarding terms and conditions, which dependent on circumstances may be overridden by international convention, these become particularly relevant at time of a major incident resulting in claims.

BIFA Associate Member, Hill Dickinson have prepared a helpful summary of the main conventions which are relevant to claims for the carriage of goods by road, sea, air and rail. This digest outlines the key components for such claims, including identifying notification dates, time limits to sue, limitation in respect of loss and the relevant jurisdiction.

This summary can be viewed at: conventions-summary-april-2021.pdf (

BIFA would like to thank Hill Dickinson for allowing the reproduction of their summary.

More from: | Category: Logistics Company News