Main aim: to give a general overview of why Bill of Lading is so important in international trade law.
Introduction: What it is & what it does. The function of BoL
and where it comes from.
Things to Adhere and discuss: (how does each element relate the the Bill of Lading)
• Why is it so important for FOB
? Why is it so important for CIF(how important it is for CIF contracts)
• Doc credits(how important it is for Documentary credits situation)
? Hague Visby rules
• Other rules: Hamburg rules & Rotterdam rules
Does these elements show the importance of BoL? Is it still important? Is the importance diminishing?
Please focus on the role of bill of lading & its nature in international trade law.
Explain briefly what happened if one is tendered which is not clean.
Recommended textbook:Indira Carr, International Trade Law, 5th ed., (Routledge, 2013); however other text books also welcome as more references are needed.
Please use relevant case laws (preferably UK) and academic authority to support arguments for critical reasoning and analysis. Please also form a viewpoint when stating academic viewpoints and critically analyzing. Please ensure footnotes and bibliography is included and well done.
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