Uniform Rules for Electronic Bills of Lading (EBL), 1990 as a International Shipping Documents

On 29 June 1990 in Paris, the CMI approved this useful document to meet the
need of uniform interpretation in the use of EBL in carriage of goods by sea. Like
any other private document, the rules shall apply whenever the parties so agree.
Definitions of terms such as contract of carriage, EDI (Electronic data interchange),
UN/EDIFACT (United Nations/Electronic data interchange for administration,
commerce and transport), transmission, confirmation, private key,
holder, electronic monitoring system and electronic storage, rules of procedure,
form and content of the receipt message, terms and conditions of the contract,
applicable law, right of control and transfer, delivery, and option to receive a paper
document, are well defined.