Hague - Visby Rules

 Two container ships pass in San Francisco Bay

International Convention for the unification of certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading , first accepted  in Brussels on the date of  25th August   1947 .
 Participated Nations having recognized the utility of fixing by agreement certain uniform rule of law relating to Bills of Lading , having decided to conclude a convention with this object and have appointed plenipotentiaries who , duly authorized there to have agreed as per certain rules .

After many convention and making many editing in this law at present following nations are accepting these rules and many nations are thinking to accept this rule so the number of nations who accepting this rule is increasing day by day .

Here is the list of some nations who are following this rule

A list of ratifications and denouncements of the 3 conventions is shown below:
Country 1924 1968 1979 Comments
 Algeria Active


 Angola Active


 Antigua and Barbuda Active


 Argentina Active


 Australia Denounced
Active
 Bahamas Active


 Barbados Active


 Belgium Active Active Active
 Belize Active


 Bolivia Active


 Cameroon Active


 Cape Verde Active


 China Active Active
Hong Kong and Macao (1924) only
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Active


 Croatia Active Active Active
 Côte d'Ivoire Active


 Cuba Active


 Cyprus Active


 Denmark Denounced Active Active
 Dominica Active


 Egypt Active Denounced

 Ecuador Active Active

 Fiji Active


 Finland Denounced Active Active
 France Active Active Active
 Gambia Active


 Georgia
Active

 Germany Active


 German Democratic Republic Active
Active

Portugal Goa Active


 Greece

Active
 Grenada Active


 Guinea-Bissau Active


 Guyana Active


 Hungary Active


 Iran Active


 Ireland Active


 Israel Active


 Italy Denounced Active Active
 Jamaica Active


 Japan Denounced
Active
 Kenya Active


 Kiribati Active


 Kuwait Active


 Latvia Active Active Active
 Lebanon Denounced Denounced

 Lithuania Active Active Active
 Luxembourg

Active
 Madagascar Active


 Malaysia Active


 Mauritius Active


 Mexico

Active
 Monaco Active


 Mozambique Active


 Nauru Active


 Netherlands Denounced Active Active European Territory and Aruba (1968)
 New Zealand

Active
 Nigeria Active


 Norway Denounced Active Active
 Palestine Active


 Papua New Guinea Active


 Paraguay Denounced


 Peru Active


 Poland Active Active Active
 Portugal Active


 Romania Denounced


 Russia

Active
Sabah Sarawak Active


Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Christopher and Nevis Active


 Saint Lucia Active


 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Denounced


 São Tomé and Príncipe Active


 Sarawak Active


 Senegal Active


 Seychelles Active


 Sierra Leone Active


 Singapore Active Active

 Somalia Active


 Slovenia Active


 Solomon Islands Active


 Spain

Active
 Sri Lanka Active Active

 Sweden Denounced Active Active
  Switzerland Active Active Active
 Syria Active Active

 Tanganyika Active


Portugal Timor Active


 Tonga Active Active

 Trinidad and Tobago Active


 Turkey Active


 Tuvalu Active


 United Kingdom Denounced Active Active
 United States Active


 Yugoslavia Active


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