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In an international transport of goods, who is liable: the transport company or the subcontracted company ?

One company offers the trailer for the transport and subcontracts another company for the tractor unit and driver to do the job with its trailer. Who is liable for damaged/ stollen goods?

Asked By: hada i - 5/26/2008
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It depends on the conditions of carriage being used. The subcontractor only has a contract with the transport company so the party whose goods were being carried could not pursue them other than in the case of negligence.
Answered By: rfclf - 5/26/2008
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Depends on what the contracts say.
Answered By: Hell's Own Harlot - 5/26/2008
 
These get to be really complex situations and require analysis of several things. (1) The nature of ownership or posession of the goods in question (2) the laws of the jurisdiction in question [and limitations that can exist as to liability, such as the Warsaw Convention, (3) contractual relationships between the... More
Answered By: Lee N - 5/26/2008
 
It depends on who insured it, assuming it is. If it is not insured, the sender is responsible.
Answered By: Princess88 - 5/26/2008
 
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