International Commerce

April 25, 2017

Shipment was not dispached – Exporter is suing for damages

A company handling acquisition and marketing of metal waste contacted a client from England and agreed upon the exporting of an aluminium slag shipment to Spain. […]
April 25, 2017

The nature of the Air cargo Fuel Surcharge

Recently, a ruling was handed down by the Herzliya Magistrates Court which addresses the collection of an international air cargo fuel surcharge. An importer who imported […]
April 25, 2017

Manager of Customs Brokerage Firm Held Personally Liable for Importer’s Damages

A manager of a forwarding / customs brokerage firm who is personally involved in the negligent release of goods without the presentation of an original bill […]
April 25, 2017

The court rejected a lawsuit brought against a customs agent who had delivered the cargo to a third party which presented the original bills of lading

The Magistrate’s Court in Acre held that a customs agent may rely on original bills of lading presented to him and is not under an obligation […]
April 25, 2017

Court: An Israeli forwarder who acted as an agent coordinating the importation of shipment from England is liable for the loss of the shipment

In May 2010, the Magistrate’s Court in Tel Aviv delivered a judgment requiring an Israeli forwarder to compensate an Israeli importer for the loss of a […]
April 25, 2017

The Court Ruled on a Customs Broker’s Liability for Opening a Letter of Credit on behalf of an Importer

In September 2009, the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court delivered a judgment dealing with the relationship and duty of care existing between the various parties to a […]
April 25, 2017

Court: cargo terminal is entitled to the protection of the Warsaw Convention in its capacity as an airline agent

In July 2010, the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court handed down a judgment considering, inter alia, the liability of a forwarding company that had served as a […]
April 25, 2017

Ground Breaking Judgment in Israel– The International Forwarder is Entitled to the Defences of an Air Carrier Including a Shortened Limitation Period

A ground breaking judgment has held that an international forwarder, represented by Adv. Roy Gilad of the law firm Grossman, Zinger, Gilad & Co., is entitled […]
April 25, 2017

The Rotterdam Rules 2009 – From the Perspective of Israeli Forwarders

A few months ago the UN General Assembly adopted a new international convention relating to carriage by sea called the “Convention on Contracts for the International […]