Clause Paramount Law and Legal Definition

Clause Paramount is a provision in Maritime law. Clause paramount is a provision in a charterparty that specifies what law of the jurisdiction will govern the agreement. This typically incorporates the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ((46 U.S.C.A. § 1300) into the charter. Clause paramount is an essential provision which should be incorporated in any bill of lading according to the federal law. Clause paramount demonstrates a contract for the transportation of goods by sea from the United States ports in foreign trade.