Erin Lee
any local customs or privileges to the contrary notwithstanding, what does this sentence mean? In accepting this bill of lading, any local customs or privileges to the contrary notwithstanding, the shipper, consignee and owner of the goods and the holder of this bill of lading, agree to be bound by all the stipulations, exceptions and conditions stated herein whether written, printed, stamped or incorporated on the front or reverse side hereof, as fully as if they were all signed by such shipper, consignee, owner or holder. does it mean that although there might be local customs or privileges contrary to sipulations hereof, these parties still have to abide by them.
Sep 27, 2012 7:42 AM
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It means that any local customs or privileges supersede the authority of this general bill of lading. If there are no local customs or privileges, the stipulations from the bill of lading must be followed. It is like saying: Unless there are some specific local customs or privileges, the shipper, etc. agree to be bound by all the stipulations, etc.
September 27, 2012
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