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News & Topics in 2004

7 April, 2004
Changes to IATA Cargo Tariff adopted at The Hague conference in May 2002
Some of the changes to tariff rules, rates and charges adopted at IATA Cargo Tariff Coordinating Conference held in May 2002, at The Hague have been declared effectiveness except Argentine, Korea and Hong Kong where Government approval has not obtained yet.

1. Effective date: May 1, 2004

2. Changes

1) 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.

2) Class Rate

a) 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.

Area1 Area2 Area3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area1 200% of MIN 175% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 175% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 150% of N-GCR
Area2 200% of MIN 175% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 175% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 150% of N-GCR
Area3 200% of MIN 150% 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 in all area

b) Rates for Valuable Cargo (TACT Rules 3.7.6.)
The following is summary of revised rates for Valuable Cargo.

Area1 Area2 Area3
MIN MIN Bulk Bulk MIN Bulk
Area1 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR
Area2 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR 200% of MIN 200% of N-GCR
Area3 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.

c) Rates for Newspapers and Periodicals (TACT Rules 3.7.7.)
The following is summary of revised rates for Newspaper and Periodicals.

Area1 Area2 Area3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area1 Normal MIN 67% of N-GCR Normal MIN 67% of N-GCR Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR
Area2 Normal MIN 67% of N-GCR Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR
Area3 Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR Normal MIN 50% of N-GCR

d) Rates for Human Remains (TACT Rules 3.7.9.)
The following is summary of revised rates for Human Remains in coffins.

Area1 Area2 Area3
MIN Bulk MIN Bulk MIN Bulk
Area1 Normal MIN N-GCR Normal MIN N-GCR Normal MIN N-GCR
Area2 Normal MIN N-GCR 200% of Normal MIN (Note 1) 200% of N-GCR (Note 2) Normal MIN N-GCR
Area3 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.

3) Small Package Service Japan-Canada/Mexico/USA (TACT Rules 3.12.2.)
Criterion of value per consignment from Japan, JPY 150,000 is introduced. So, total value of consignments under small package service shall not exceed JPY150000 from Japan, CAD1500 from Canada and USD1250 from Mexico/USA"

4) MIN/GCR/SCR/ADD-ON
Minimum Charges
The following amendments are adopted.
From To Currency Code Revised Amount
United States Japan USD 125.00
China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) Africa CNY 451.00
Libya Area1
Area2
Area3
LYD 45.000
35.000
40.000
Marshall Islands Area3 USD 53.00
Micronesia Area3 USD 53.00
Palau Area3 USD 53.00
Turks & Caicos Islands Area2
Area3
USD 70.00
125.00

5) GCR
Changes on traffic to Japan.
1) Deletion of 650kgs/2000kgs/3000kgs GCR from USA to Japan

6) Add-on
The following amendments are adopted on traffic to/from Japan.

1) Changes of "Construction Points" for Add-on in Brazil
Please refer Attachment-A for details.

2) Amendments of "Amounts" for Add-on in USA

Please refer Attachment-B for details.

7) Others
Specified local currency amounts in Switzerland in "Charges for Disbursement", "Dangerous Goods Handling Fee" and "Charges Collect Fee" are deleted from list of exception. (TACT Rules 4.2.3., 4.5.1., 4.6.2. & 7.2.2.)