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STALE BILL OF LADING What does it mean?
When does a Bill of Lading become Stale?
I have written a couple of articles in this web blog in detail about the importance of Bill of Lading, it’s function and mechanism in international business.
Now, let us discuss about Stale Bill of Lading (Stale BL). What is Stale Bill of Lading? How does Stale Bill of Lading work? Is stale bill of lading acceptable by negotiating bank, discounting bank, buyer’s bank or buyer?
Before explaining about stale bill of lading, let us have a brief idea about the time of releasing bill of lading. When can a Bill of lading be issued? Bill of Lading can be issued immediately up on completion of export customs clearance formalities of the country. If ‘ON BOARD’ bill of lading is required, shipper can release bill of lading from carrier immediately up on the shipment gone on board the vessel. Once after releasing bill of lading from shipping carrier, exporter submits the same with his bank along with other documents to send to his overseas buyer.
Now let us discuss about Stale BL What is Stale BL?
A Bill of Lading can be treated as ‘Stale’ , if it is presented long after sailing of vessel pertaining to a shipment at port of loading. Such presentation of Bill of Lading could be with the Supplier’s Bank, Discounting Bank, Negotiating Bank, Buyer’s Bank or buyer. The term ‘Stale Bill of Lading’ is also used when a bill of lading is presented with a bank after expiry date of credit.
According to international commercial practice, Bill of Lading along with other shipping documents must be presented to the bank not later than twenty one days of the date of shipment as given in the Bill of Lading. In some cases, the Importer may indicate the number of days within which the documents are to be presented from the date of shipment. Exporter has to comply with the stipulation period of time indicated. Otherwise, the Bill of Lading becomes stale and is not accepted by the bank for payment. A stale bill is one which is tendered to the presenting bank so late a date that it is impossible for the bank to dispatch to the consignee’s place, in time, before the goods arrive at the destination port. In other words, bank finds it impossible to see the documents reach before the ship reaches the destination. Here, Bill of Lading reaches after goods reaches at destination. If a bill of lading presented to consignee or a bank after the last date specified in the documentary credit becomes stale. So a Stale Bill of Lading can be rejected by the bank where in such Bill of lading is presented for negotiation under documentary credit.
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