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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 6 - Port
close this folderI. Arrival and Discharge
View the documentA. Prior to Arrival
View the documentB. Arrival at Port
Open this folder and view contentsC. Cargo Discharge

A. Prior to Arrival

CARE's clearing and forwarding agents and port/customs officers must make certain that all necessary documents and authorizations have been filed and approved by government ministries to assure as smooth a discharge as possible. See Agreements and Contracts for information on certificates and clearances that may be required.

If food arrives before final approvals are given, the clearing and forwarding agent and CARE port officer may provide a letter of guarantee to the shipping agent and ship's captain, countersigned by authorized officials of the government, stating that the shipment may be discharged.