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Title:Tanzania and international conventions on carriage of goods by sea: a historical study
Author:Mbunda, L.X.
Year:1989
Periodical:Lesotho Law Journal: A Journal of Law and Development (ISSN 0255-6472)
Volume:5
Issue:1
Pages:139-152
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:international agreements
maritime transport
goods transport
law
international law
legislation
Sea transport
Abstract:This paper discusses international conventions on carriage of goods by sea by tracing them historically and disclosing the context within which they came into being, their amendments and their incorporation into the national laws of Tanzania. The conventions in question are The Hague Rules of 1924, and the UNO Convention on Carriage of Goods by Sea of 1978, and the rules therein embodied, known as the Hamburg Rules. Tanganyika enacted the Carriage of Goods by Sea Ordinance in 1927, which was intended to give effect to The Hague Rules. This Ordinance was adopted by the independent government in 1961. Tanzania has not ratified the UN Convention even though, as a shipper, it stands to benefit a lot by it. Notes, ref.
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