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Dangerous Goods Declaration

Heavy Industrial Motors
From Nigeria
To India
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Sarah E.
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May 27, 2020
Who is responsible for signing the dangerous goods declaration?

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Jun 01, 2020
Hi Sarah! As far as I know, only the shipper is responsible to sign the DG declaration. This signature may be replaced by the name(s) (in capitals) if the DGD is presented to the carrier by means of EDP or EDI. Further the person responsible for packing the container shall sign the packing certificate. Packing certificate is not required for tanks.
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Jun 01, 2020
Dear Sarah, a Shipper is a person, company or entity that is shown in all the shipping documents (bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list) as the party responsible for procuring and/or placing the order for shipment and maybe also for arranging the freight payment etc. Shipper shown on the bill of lading need not necessarily be a registered exporter and may or may not be the seller of the goods. A Freight Forwarder can also be shown as the shipper on a lines bill of lading.
Jun 01, 2020
Thank you for your answer, but still I am a little confused, wondering who is the shipper in the end. Is it the one who performs the packages, labels and marks, or the one who fills the declaration form? For example a company A produces and packages, then it sends the goods by road to another company B for storage and later shipping. Who must sign and put his company name as shipper (A or B)?
May 28, 2020
Dear Sarah, the Dangerous Goods Declaration must be signed and dated by the shipper. Other persons employed to act on behalf of the shipper such as consolidators, freight forwarders, and cargo agents may sign the DGD on behalf of the shipper.
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