I received below interesting question from a supplier based in USA who trades in hazardous goods..
I am a supplier for a product considered dangerous goods – I sell this product in the U.S. to a U. S. buyer along with MSDS.
Buyer in-turn exports it to someone overseas and they hire a third party freight forwarder to export this product. Who will be responsible for supplying the IMO declaration for exportation?
The argument is that the supplier (me) is not exporting the cargo – I delivered it on pallets, properly packed along with MSDS to be shipped to the buyers location.
The buyer hires a freight forwarder to export this cargo and freight forwarder is demanding I am responsible for IMO declaration since I supplied the product.
I’m saying – I am not stuffing the export container, and have no idea the condition of the product once its packed for export.