Certification of Shipper Status in Foreign Commerce



If the shipper or a member of a shipper's association tendering the cargo is identified as an NVOCC, the carrier shall obtain documentation that the NVOCC has a license, tariff and a bond as required by Section 8 and 23 of the Shipping Act of 1984 as amended by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 before the carrier accepts or transports cargo for the account of the NVOCC. A copy of the tariff rule published by the NVOCC and in effect under CFR 514.15 (b) (25) will be accepted by the carrier as documenting the NVOCC's compliance with the, license, tariff and bonding requirements of the Act.




(effective 08/01/2003)