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CHAPTER 3 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, 2008 (Rotterdam Rules)

International Maritime Conventions Volume I: The Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea

CHAPTER 3 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, 2008 (Rotterdam Rules) 1 THE HISTORY OF THE CONVENTION 1 In May 1994 the Executive Council of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) appointed a working group 2 with the mandate to continue the study on a possible substantial revision of the Hague-Visby Rules. That working group drew up a questionnaire 3 for the CMI National Associations in which its opinion was requested on the best manner to find a remedy to the proliferation of the regimes governing carriage by sea in force in the maritime world 4 and, in the affirmative, on whether such new regime should consist of a modernisation of either the Hague-Visby Rules or the Hamburg Rules or should consist in an entirely new set of uniform rules. Subsequently, the Executive Council created a new International Subcommittee giving it as terms of reference the preparation of a study of the most important questions in the area of carriage of goods by sea and the submission of recommendations on the most convenient manner of handling them with a view to ensuring international uniformity.

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