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Q: Do the SOLAS regulations require that the shipper’s weight declaration be certified or approved by a government agency?

A: The SOLAS regulations do not require that a competent authority should certify or approve the signed weight certificate provided by the shipper to the carrier. However, national rules may, in addition to the certification and calibration of the weighing equipment, apply regarding the approval or certification of the weighing method and/or the shipper obtaining the VGM.


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