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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES OF LAW RELATING TO BILLS OF LADING (THE HAGUE RULES) BRUSSELS—25 AUGUST 1924

Angola ................................................. (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Antigua and Barbuda ........................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Argentina ............................................. (a) ................ 19 April 1961

Australia .............................................. (a) ................ 4 July 1955

Bahamas ............................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Barbados .............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Belgium ................................................. (r) ................ 2 June 1930

Belize .................................................... (a) ................ December 1930

Bolivia .................................................. (a) ................ 28 May 1982

Cameroon ............................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Cape Verde ........................................... (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Cuba .................................................... (a) ................ 25 July 1977

Cyprus ................................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Denmark .............................................. (a) ................ 1 July 1938

Dominican Republic ............................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Egypt .................................................... (a) ................ 29 November 1933

Ecuador ............................................... (a) ................ 23 March 1977

Fiji ....................................................... (a) ................ 10 October 1970

Finland ................................................. (a) ................ 1 July 1939

France ................................................... (r) ................ 4 January 1937

Gambia ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Germany, Federal Republic of ................ (r) ................ 1 July 1939

Ghana .................................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Grenada ............................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Guinea-Bissau ...................................... (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Guyana ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Hungary ................................................ (r) ................ 2 June 1930

Iran ...................................................... (a) ................ 26 April 1966

Ireland ................................................. (a) ................ 30 January 1962

Israel .................................................... (a) ................ 5 September 1959

Italy ....................................................... (r) ................ 7 October 193S

Ivory Coast .......................................... (a) ................ 15 December 1961

Jamaica ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Japan .................................................... (r) ................ 2 July 1957

Kenya ................................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Kiribati ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Kuwait ................................................. (a) ................ 25 July 1969

Lebanon ............................................... (a) ................ 19 July 1975

Madagascar .......................................... (a) ................ 13 July 1965

Malaysia .............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Mauritius ............................................. (a) ................ 24 August 1970

Monaco ............................................... (a) ................ 15 May 1931

Mozambique ........................................ (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Nauru .................................................. (a) ................ 4July 1955

Netherlands .......................................... (a) ................ 18 August 1956

Nigeria ................................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Norway ................................................ (a) ................ 1 July 1938

Palestine ............................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Papua New Guinea ............................... (a) ................ 4 July 1955

Paraguay .............................................. (a) ................ 22 November 1967

Peru ..................................................... (a) ................ 29 October 1964

Poland ................................................... (r) ................ 26 October 1936

Portugal ............................................... (a) ................ 24 December 1931

Macao .................................................. (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Romania ............................................... (r) ................ 4 August 1937

Sabah, North Borneo ............................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Solomon Islands ................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Sao Tome and Principe ......................... (a) ................ 2 February 1952

Sarawak ............................................... (a) ................ 3 November 1931

Senegal ................................................. (a) ................ 14 February 1978

Seychelles ............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Sierra Leone ......................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Singapore ............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Somalia ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Spain ..................................................... (r) ................ 2 June 1930

Sri Lanka .............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

St Christopher-Nevis ............................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

St Lucia ................................................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

St Vincent ............................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Sweden ................................................. (a) ................ 1 July 1938

Switzerland .......................................... (a) ................ 28 May 1954

Syrian Arab Republic ........................... (a) ................ 1 August 1974

Timor ................................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1952

Tonga ................................................... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Trinidad and Tobago ............................ (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Turkey .................................................. (a) ................ 4 July 1955

Tuvalu .................................................. (a) ................ 2 December 1930

United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Northern Ireland including Jersey,

Guernsey and Isle of Man ...................... (r) ................ 2 June 1930

British oversee territories: Bermuda, ..... (a) ................ 2 December 1930

Falkland Islands and Dependencies,

Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Turk and Caicos

Islands and Cayman Islands, British

Virgin Islands, Monserrat, British

Antarctic Territories, Anguilla

Ascension, St Helena ............................ (a) ................ November 1931

United Republic of Tanzania ................ (a) ................ 3 December 1962

United States of America ....................... (r) ................ 29 June 1937

Yugoslavia ............................................. (r) ................ 17 April 1959

Zaire .................................................... (a) ................ 17 July 1967

Signed at Brussels, 25 August 1924

Article 1

In this Convention the following words are employed with the meanings set out below:

(a) ‘Carrier’ includes the owner of the vessel or the charterer who enters into a contract of carriage with a shipper.