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News & Topics in 2002

1 July, 2002
IATA Cargo Tariff Coordinating Conference at The Hague in 2002
B. Effective from October 01, 2002
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1. Worldwide Rules

(1) Low Density Cargo (TACT Rules 3.9.4.)

Basis of volume weight is changed from "6,000 cubic centimeters equal one kg (166 cubic inches equal one lb)" to "5,000 cubic centimeters equal one kg (138 cubic inches equal one lb)". So, consignments, the extreme dimensions of which result in an average of more than 5,000 cubic centimeters per kilogram, are charged on volume basis.

(2) Charges in Relation to Value (TACT Rules 3.2.2.)

The current amounts specified in local currencies, which apply instead of SDR17/kg to determine the assessment of Valuation Charge, are cancelled. SDR17/kg is used all over the world. Valuation charge is applied for carriage exceeding SDR17/kg without exception.
As for the rate of exchange from SDR17 to amounts in local currencies, "IATA Clearing House Monthly 5 Days Rate" is used. This exchange rate is revised 3 times a year on June 01, October 01 and February 01. And, when converting from SDR17 to amounts in local currencies, round off units for Minimum Charges shown on TACT Rules 5.7.1. are used.

(3) Class Rate

1) Rates for Live Animals (TACT Rules 3.7.2.)
The following is summary of revised rates for Live Animals. Rates to/from Area 3 for Live Animals are revised to 150% of Normal GCR as below.
From-To Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area 1 200% of
MIN
175% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
175% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
150% of
N-GCR
Area 2 200% of
MIN
175% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
175% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
150% of
N-GCR
Area 3 200% of
MIN
175% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
150% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
150% of
N-GCR
Note 1: For baby poultry less than 72 hours old, normal-GCR is applied.


2) Rates for Valuable Cargo (TACT Rules 3.7.6.)

The following is summary of revised rates for Valuable Cargo.
From-To Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area 1 200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
Area 2 200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
Area 3 200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
200% of
MIN
200% of
N-GCR
Note 1: For consignments from Russia, 300% of normal-GCR is applied, provided that for consignments from Russia to Canada/USA of 1000kg or more, the rate is 200% of normal-GCR.
Note 2: Minimum Charge for Valuable Cargo is 200% of normal Minimum Charge, provided that it is not less than USD 50, except from Saudi Arabia SAR 190.


3) Rates for Newspapers and Periodicals (TACT Rules 3.7.7.)

The following is summary of revised rates for Newspaper and Periodicals.
From-To Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area 1 Normal
MIN
67% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
67% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Area 2 Normal
MIN
67% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Area 3 Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Normal
MIN
50% of
N-GCR
Note 1: The charge on LH services is at 100% of the applicable GCR.


4) Rates for Human Remains (TACT Rules 3.7.9.)

The following is summary of revised rates for Human Remains in coffins.
From-To Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area 1 Normal
MIN
N-GCR Normal
MIN
N-GCR Normal
MIN
N-GCR
Area 2 Normal
MIN
N-GCR 200% of
Normal
MIN
(Note 1)
200% of
N-GCR
(Note 2)
Normal
MIN
N-GCR
Area 3 Normal
MIN
N-GCR Normal
MIN
N-GCR Normal
MIN
N-GCR
Note 1: Minimum Charge for Human Remains within Area 2 is 200% of normal Minimum Charges, provided that it is not less than USD65.
Note 2: The rate for carriage of Human Remains in the form of ashes within Area 2 is 300% of normal-GCR.