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1When under the provisions of this Convention a carrier is liable for compensation in respect of total or partial loss of, or in respect of damage to, luggage, such compensation shall be claimable in an amount equal to the amount of the loss or damage, but it shall not exceed [F1500 francs][F1166.67 units of account] for each piece of luggage nor [F12,000 francs][F1666.67 units of account] for each passenger. Compensation may also be claimed in respect of total or partial loss of, or in respect of damage to, personal effects carried or worn by the passenger, but it shall not exceed [F21,000 francs][F2333.33 units of account] for each passenger.E+W+S+N.I.
2The amounts referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be exclusive of legal or other costs incurred by the parties in asserting their rights, payment or reimbursement of which may devolve on the carrier, and of interest calculated in conformity with the law judged applicable by the court seized of the case.E+W+S+N.I.
3Higher limits may be agreed between the parties to the contract of carriage.E+W+S+N.I.
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