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China – Misdeclaration Fee

Hapag-Lloyd will implement a penalty of USD 1,250 per container for misdelcaration of cargo and misuse of contract after a booking is confirmed by Hapag-Lloyd.

The penalty shall apply, but not limited to the following circumstances:

  • Mis-declaration of commodity and any Bill of Lading information that deviates from the contractual agreement with Hapag-Lloyd;
  • Misuse of contract detected, where the shipment and Bill of Lading information deviates from the contractual agreement with Hapag-Lloyd and/or contracted rate is applied for an unrelated account without prior consent from Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd reserves the right to recover the penalty fee and the Freight All Kind (FAK) tariff rate at the time of the shipment from responsible parties for mis-declared and contract misused shipments.

The penalty fee of USD 1,250 per container applies to export trades for all cargo from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from 1 July 2021.

For best possible prevention efforts, please ensure the right contract and booking details at time of booking.

Please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd representative for more information.  

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