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The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1925

( ACT NO. XXVI OF 1925 )

1♣An Act to amend the law with respect to the carriage of goods by sea.

WHEREAS at the International Conference on Maritime Law held at Brussels in October, 1922, the delegates at the Conference, including the delegates representing His majesty, agree unanimously to recommend their respective Governments to adopt as the basis of a convention a draft convention for the unification of certain rules relating to bills of lading;
AND WHEREAS at a meeting held at Brussels in October, 1923, the rules contained in the said draft convention were amended by the Committee appointed by said Conference;
AND WHEREAS provision has been made by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1924, that the said rules as so amended and as set out with modifications in the Schedule shall, subject to the provisions of that Act, have the force of law with a view to establishing the responsibilities, liabilities, rights and immunities attaching to carriers under bills of lading;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that like provision should be made in Bangladesh; It is hereby enacted as follows:-

Short title and extent
1.(1) This Act may be called the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1925.
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh” and "Government" were substituted, for the words “Pakistan” and “Central Government” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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