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Multilateral agreement is a legal footing for providing services on e-Cargo rules. It legitimizes such issues as: rights and obligations of parties, security and confidentiality of data, operational aspects of e-AWB, but in the first place it is an expression of will of parties to provide services with the use of e-documents.

Parties sign the e-AWB multilateral agreement with IATA only once. The agreement entitlement parties to provide e-Cargo services with all participating members – airlines with all forwarders and forwarders with all airlines, (the list of forwarders and airlines, who have already signed the multilateral e-AWB agreement, is available on

How to implement e-Cargo rules?
  1. First – both, the airline and the forwarder are obliged to sign multilateral agreement with IATA.
  2. Second – then, the airline and the forwarder discus about the airports, where e-Cargo services will be provided and the start dates. Afterwards, the airline sends to the forwarder “Activation Notice”, which confirms all the foregoing issues.
  3. Third – start to do e-AWB.

Parties, which have signed multilateral agreement, are not obliged to provide e-Cargo with other airline or forwarders. The solution starts to work after signing “Activation Notice”. Each party can add or expunge an airport, which they want to active or de-active e-Cargo services in.