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German term or phrase:Hauptverpflichtete
English translation:principal obligator
Entered by: Alison Stewart
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07:32 Mar 27, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Software für Logistik
German term or phrase: Hauptverpflichtete
Examples from the software: Hauptverpf. Text 1
Hauptverpf. Vertr. durch
Hauptverpf. Zoll Nr.
(there are no proper sentences).

I have a vague understanding, in customs terms, that the Hauptverpflichtete is the owner of the transport/shipping company and thus responsible for insurance, safety etc.

The only possible translation I have so far is 'principal' (can't remember where I found that!) and something like main/prime obligation for Hauptverpflichtung.

Would be grateful for confirmation/correction.
Alison Stewart
Local time: 04:04
principal obligator
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Thanks Audrey. Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you.
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principal obligator


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Thanks Audrey. Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you.
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Mar 27, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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