Article 801. Transport Expedition Contract.
1. Under a freight forwarding contract, one party (freight forwarder) undertakes, for remuneration and at the expense of the other party (the customer - the shipper or consignee) to perform or organize the fulfillment of the freight forwarding services specified in the forwarding contract. The freight forwarding contract may stipulate the obligations of the freight forwarder to arrange transportation of goods by transport and along the route chosen by the freight forwarder or customer, the freight forwarder’s obligation to conclude a freight forwarding agreement (contracts) on behalf of the customer or on its own behalf, to ensure the shipment and receipt of cargo, as well as other duties related with the carriage. As an additional service, a freight forwarding contract may envisage the implementation of such operations necessary for cargo delivery, such as obtaining documents required for exporting or importing, performing customs and other formalities, checking the quantity and condition of cargo, loading and unloading it, paying duties, fees and other expenses incurred by the client, storage of cargo, its receipt at the destination, as well as the performance of other operations and services provided for by the contract. 2. The rules of this chapter also apply to cases where, in accordance with the contract, the obligations of the freight forwarder are performed by the carrier. 3. The conditions for the performance of a freight forwarding contract are determined by agreement of the parties, unless otherwise provided by the law on freight forwarding activities, other laws or other legal acts.
References to other articles of chapter 41. Transport expedition: