Which documents do the Hague-Visby Rules apply to?

Every bill of lading relating to the carriage of goods between ports in two different states if:Β 

(1) the bill of lading is issued in a contracting State; or (2) the carriage is from a port in a contracting State; or (3) the contract contained in or evidenced by the bill of lading provides that the Hague-Visby Rules or the legislation of any state giving effect to them (e. g. the UK Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971) are to govern the contract.


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