• 1 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state University
  • 2 Ilia State University
  • 3 Akaki Tsereteli State Unibersity


Relationships that are the subject of logistics in general, in principle have still not been resolved from a juridical standpoint. Even individual types of logistics do not have holistic, integrated legal regulation. However, even the legal regulation of the transport logistics is a fragmented set of norms regulating individual types of transportation, but not a transport logistics in general.

It is hard to imagine that in principle it is possible to develop a set of international legal standards, which would constitute a coherent legal system ensuring the functioning of macro-logistics systems, i.e. the so-called “the international logistics right" or "the right of international logistics systems”. International practice is on the way of the development of legal regulation of individual logistics operations, but not of the logistics in general.

Many of the logistics spheres are not regulated by international law even on that level. Moreover, a large number of logistics operations is not regulated, even at the level of national law. Management of the goods distribution process, from the legal point of view, is one of the most “non-image” fields of economic activities.

There are adopted many international agreements in the field of international goods distribution (especially in the field of transport and customs regulation). However, majority of these agreements have hardly representative character (many of them, which are adopted quite a long time ago, still await either entry into force, because they do not have the required number of ratifications).
International trade interests, the process of international division of labor, and the internationalization of economic life have created a special tool of legal regulation – "Lex mercatoria" (international commercial law).


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