Except as otherwise provided rates, in addition to the documentation charges currently in effect under this tariff the following will apply to all shipments to destinations in the USA:
1. In the event Carrier submits advance cargo declaration data to the U.S. Customs Service for cargo loaded on a vessel at a non- U.S. port, a Cargo Declaration Data Charge shall be payable to Carrier for each bill of lading issued by Carrier or, if the shipper tendering the cargo to Carrier has issued one or more of its bills of lading for such cargo (sometimes referred to as “house bills of lading”), on each such shipper-issued house bill of lading for which the Carrier submits such data. The amount of the charge shall be USD $50 per bill of lading.
2. In the event that Carrier is required to correct cargo declaration information previously submitted to the Customs Service due to an error or omission on the part of shipper or its agent, shipper shall pay Carrier an amendment fee for each submission to the Customs Service that must be corrected. The amendment fee shall be charged each time a submission is corrected and shall be USD $40 per correction.
3. The charges in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this rule shall not apply to shipper-issued bills of lading for which shipper or its authorized agent provides the advance cargo declaration data directly to the U.S. Customs Service.
4. The Automated Manifest System (AMS) Surcharges named herein shall be payable on the same basis as ocean freight, either prepaid or collect. Carrier may hold shipper and consignee named on its ocean bill of lading jointly and severally liable for payment of the charge.
5. Carrier is not liable for any charges accrued as a result of failure in providing complete information required by this rule and U.S. Customs as follows: If assessed a Civil Penalty or denied permission to unload cargo, then any and all Shippers, Consignees, Cargo Owners that failed to provide the information required by this Rule and/or by the regulations of the U.S. Customs Service in a complete and accurate manner shall be jointly and severally liable to indemnify and reimburse Carrier for any such penalty and any and all costs incurred by Carrier as a result of the denial of permission to unload cargo. Carrier may have a lien on cargo in its possession for amounts due and may hold cargo until such amounts (and any other unpaid freight charges) are paid or sell such cargo after a reasonable period.
6. For the purpose of this rule, the term “Bill of Lading” shall also refer to “Sea Waybill”