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Galati Port Practices in the Early 20th Century

Constantin Tanase
Last modified: 2014-04-22


Common practices, whether recognized or not as a source of law, represented an area of great importance in economic practice and judicial bodies, especially in maritime and river transport, but also rail and air transport. The Civil Code of 1864 made some references to local custom, while the new Civil Code provisions establish that practices are sources of law.

In this way was settled a particularly sensitive area, namely, the existence and applicability of common practices in special matters such as those on business, commercial transactions, financial and otherwise, being directly related to maritime and river transport.

This study attempts to identify specific features of the common practices application in Galaţi port in the early twentieth century.