Carriage of Goods and International Trade Law

Research and analytical work in relation to the law of carriage of goods and international trade covers a range of different issues, with a particular focus on (i) carriage of goods by sea and multimodal transport, including most recently "The Rotterdam Rules 2008"; (ii) aspects of air law; (iii) transport documents and their electronic equivalents; as well as (iv)) other legal aspects of international trade, particularly sale of goods on shipment terms (CIF and FOB).

It should also be noted that a number of international conventions in the field of commercial maritime law were negotiated and adopted or substantively prepared under the auspices of UNCTAD. In addition, various sets of non-mandatory rules were adopted under the auspices of UNCTAD.


 Studies and Reports

Bills of Lading (TD/B/C.4/ISL/6/Rev.1)
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 Related Documents and Links

Recent amendments to IMO Codes for the safe carriage of goods by sea, Transport Newsletter No. 50, 2nd Quarter, 2011, page 17
United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods, 1980
United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules), 1978
UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Documents
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