Although the FONASBA Standard Liner Agency Agreement contains a similar clause obliging the carrier to compensate the agent, most agreements drawn up by liner companies or their lawyers do not contain any such provision. It is therefore important that officers make efforts to negotiate the inclusion of such a clause when they are first appointed by a new line leader. In practice, there may of course be difficulties in convincing a head of line that the sub-agents thus designated by the Plenipotentiary-General actually act as representatives of the contracting authority. A similar case was heard in 1986 in Canada concerning the bankruptcy of a general agent. .