THE GENERAL AGENCY AGREEMENT (GAA) IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT OF THE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY AND UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. STREAM CUSTOMS AND FORWARDING INC. CANNOT ACT AS YOUR CUSTOMS BROKER WITHOUT AN ORIGINAL SIGNED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT. PLEASE HAVE AN OFFICER OF YOUR COMPANY SIGN THE GAA AND RETURN IT TO AN ACCOUNT MANAGER.
THIS AGREEMENT SERVES AS AN AGENCY AGREEMENT AUTHORIZING, AND APPOINTING TO EXECUTE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY ON BEHALF OF STREAM CUSTOMS AND FORWARDING INC. AND OFFER CUSTOMS BROKERAGE RELATED SERVICES TO RESPECTIVE CLIENTS AND PROVIDE CUSTOMS BROKERAGE RELATED SERVICES TO CLIENTS UNDER THE ACCOUNT SECURITY AND SURETY OF THE LICENSEE.
AND I DO HEREBY ENGAGE THE CUSTOMS BROKER TO PERFORM SUCH SERVICES. AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH:
The Company offers its services on the basis of these conditions that apply to all activities of the Company in arranging transportation or providing related services, such as, but not limited to, warehousing and any other kind of logistics services.
Principal: Stream Customs and Forwarding Inc.
The Company may provide its services as either principal or agent. The Company acts as agent of the Customer, except
When determining any rights or liabilities of the Company under these conditions, the word “Customer” shall include the party giving instructions, the shipper, the consignee, and the owner of the goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, advice is for the Customer only and is not to be furnished to any other party without the Company’s prior written consent. Gratuitous advice and information that is not related to instructions accepted by the Company is provided without liability of any kind, including for negligence.
These Conditions also apply whenever any claim is made against any employee, agent or independent contractor engaged by the Company to perform any transport or related service for the Customer’s goods, whether such claims are founded in contract or in tort, and the aggregate liability of the Company and all such persons shall not exceed the limitations of liability in these conditions. For purposes of this clause the Company acts as agent for all such persons who may ratify such agency at any subsequent time.
When acting as an agent, the Company acts solely on behalf of the Customer in engaging the services of third parties on the usual terms and conditions on which the third parties offer such services for the carriage, storage, packing or handling of any goods, or for any other service in relation to them, thereby establishing a direct contract between the Customer and the provider of such services capable of being enforced by the Customer as principal, whether or not the Customer is identified in the contract. The Company shall on demand by the Customer provide evidence of any contracts made on its behalf.
Where requested by the Customer the Company may
Where it issues a transport document or electronic record, or provides a guarantee, the rights and obligations of the Company will be governed by the special conditions therein in addition to these conditions, and in any event the Company is liable only to the same extent as the third party who performs the carriage or guaranteed service, as may be limited by the conditions on which that party customarily offers its services. In the event of any inconsistency with these provisions, the special conditions prevail.
The Customer must give instructions in writing to the Company a reasonable time before the tender of goods for storage or transport where it requests the Company to:
If events or circumstances, including a Customer’s failure to take delivery, occur that affect performance of the Customer’s mandate, the Company shall take reasonable steps to obtain the Customer’s further instructions. If for whatever reason it does not receive timely instructions, the Company may:
The Customer undertakes not to tender for transportation any goods that are of a dangerous, inflammable, radioactive, hazardous or damaging nature without giving full particulars of the goods to the Company. The Customer undertakes to mark the goods and the outside of any packages or container in which they may be placed to comply with any laws or regulations that may be applicable during the carriage. In the case of goods where the place of receipt is a point within Canada, the Customer further warrants that the goods, the packaging and marking thereof comply in all respects with the provisions of any legislation or regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods.