First FBL was created in year Fiata FBL was acknowledged by ICC that the Negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading is entirely inconformity. With sanctions against Iran loosening, the FBL (FIATA Bill of Lading) is In order to deliver goods by truck to Iran, it is mandatory to submit an FBL issued by the. Embla. FBL ol. Nolonn NEGOTIABLE FIATA. Ascocotton/ MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT. BILL OF LADING. Issunda UNCTADVOC Rules for. Multimodid Transpon.

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In the meantime most of our member countries have introduced one, two or all of our documents. Not a single case of juridical dispute has come to our knowledge and this is evidence of the competence and integrity of the freight forwarding issuing these documents.

FIATA documents have an excellent reputation and are recognised as documents of tradition and trust. They have greatly contributed in the past to the facilitation of international exchanges and will continue in the future to be valuable instruments in the service of World Trade.

What is FBL FIATA Bill of Lading? Definition and meaning

The FIATA FCR document enables the freight riata to provide the consignor with a specialdocument as an official acknowl-edgement that he has assumed responsibility of the goods. By completing the FIATA FCR the freight for-warder certifies that he is in possession of a specific consignment with irrevocable instruc-tions for despatch to the consignee shown in the document or to keep it at his dsiposal.

As the deliv-ery of the consignment to the consignee does not depend on the handing over of this docu-ment, only one original is issued. The document may only be used by freight forwarders who ad-here to these general conditions fiafa their for-warding activities.

FIATA Documents and Forms

By issuing a FIATA FCT document to the con-signor, the freight forwarder assumes the obligation to deliver the goods at destination through the medium of an agent appointed by him. By issuing the FIATA A FCT the freight forwarder certifies that he has assumed responsibility for dispatch and delivery of a specific consign-ment according to instructions he has re-ceived from the consignor as indicated in the document.


The freight forwarder is responsible for the de-liveryof the consignment at destination through a delivery agent appointed by him to the holder of the document in accordance with the conditions stipulated on the reverse of the FIATA A FCT.

The freight forwarder is only responsible for the forwarding and delivery of the goods. The FIATA FCT, as distinguished from the FBL, is not a document subjecting the freight for-warder to a liability as carrier but his liability is governed by the applicable freight forwarding conditions. The document may only be used by freight forwarders who adhere to these general conditions in their forwarding activi-ties.

Greatest possible care must be taken in the preparation of these documents as the partic-ulars contained therein must reflect accurately the full details of the consignment, approved that a fee covering the preparation of the document by the issuing freight forwarder is therefore agreed and justified.

FreightHub Blog – What is a FIATA Bill of Lading?

The FBL can also be issued as a marine bill of lading. Fata freight forwarder does not only assume responsible for delivery fizta the goods at destination, but also for all carriers and third parties engaged by him for the per-formance of the whole transport. By issuing a FBL the freight forwarder accepts a basic liability limit of When issuing a FBL, the freight forwarder shouldensure:. The freight forwarder often provides warehousing services. When doing so he has to issue a receipt for the merchandise.

It is a standard document mainly used at national level. If the issue of a legally recognised document of this kind is not required, the FWR can be issued in fgl all cases.

The FWR incorporates detailed provisions regarding the rights of the holders-by-endorsement of the document, the transfer of ownership, and the agreement that presentation of the warehouse receipt amounts to good delivery of the merchandise.

For all practical purposes, fbbl legal functions intended by the use of the FWR are recognized in most jurisdictions. It must be decided individually in each country which standard trading conditions are to be applied to the FIATA warehouse receipt.

In countries where forwarders use standard trading conditions which include also provisions regarding the activity of warehouse keepers, such standard conditions are to be applied.

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The clas-sification is shown on the reverse of the form. Freight Forwarders mostly design and print their own forwarding instructions forms which have to be filled in by their clients.

Dictionary of International Trade

However, the instruction forms of the various freight for-warders are non-uniform. The form is aligned to the UN layout key for trade docu-ments, which aims at providing an inter-national basis for the standardization of docu-ments used in international trade. The form is designed to be used in the alined series and to combine functions in sets of forms, of which integral parts serve various purposes in the procedures for cargo hand-ling.

The member organisations of FIATA may adapt this instruction form to their national re-quirements, however, it is fundamental that such changes are made within the margin of the UN layout key.

FIATA A recommends its national member orga-nizations to adopt and to introduce this in-struction form, as it is an important tool to improve professional standards and willserve to foster the corporate identity of our trade.

General Stipulations The authority to control printing and distribution of our documents is restricted to the member organization of FIATA. Member organizations are required to mark the documents they distribute with a suffix letter corresponding to the international vehicle registration of the home country. FIATA documents are distributed by the national organizations affiliated to FIATA to their member firms in accordance with official instructions and explanatory notes on its use.

To control the issue of these documents the national organizations maintain a register of member firms who have received copies of the documents, indicating their serial number. Reproduction of the documents by individual firms in any form is strictly prohibited. When issuing a FBL, the freight forwarder shouldensure: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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