Following the relaunch of the negotiations on the amendment of the German Freight Forwarders Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSp) between the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), Bundesverband Großhandel, Außenhandel, Dienstleistungen (BGA), Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung (BGL), Bundesverband Möbelspedition und Logistik (AMÖ), Bundesverband Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Logistik (BWVL), Deutscher Speditions- und Logistikverband (DSLV) and Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE), moderated by the Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK), a viable agreement on the revised version of the German Freight Forwarders Standard Terms and Conditions was achieved under the title “ADSp 2017”.
The associations AMÖ, BGL and BWVL were involved for the first time to draw up cross-sectoral conditions. This means even more companies than before will be able to benefit from this result.
All involved associations emphasize that with this agreement, a balance of interests between the various stakeholders was achieved. Thus, the companies of the shipping industry as well as forwarders and carriers have a common set of rules. The participating associations recommend to adhere to these roles from of 1 January 2017.