The "Bill of lading Conditions" are the T&C that are printed onto the EML B/L stationery. These are the legal T&C that apply to your shipment of goods, and are based primarily on, and refer to, the Hague-Visby and Rotterdam Rules.
The “Hague-Visby Rules” are a set of international rules for the international carriage of goods by sea. The official title is "International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading" and was drafted in Brussels in 1924. After being amended by the Brussels Amendments (officially the "Protocol to Amend the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading") in 1968, the Rules became known as the Hague-Visby Rules. A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in 1979.
The "Rotterdam Rules" formally the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea is a treaty comprising international rules that revises the legal and political framework for maritime carriage of goods. The aim of the convention is to extend and modernize international rules already in existence (with particular attention to E-Commerce and sea transportation linked to inland transportation) and achieve uniformity of admiralty law in the field of maritime carriage, updating and/or replacing many provisions in the Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules.
The “General Conditions” are a simplified and more practical definition on the general rules that apply to EML transportation.
Belgian Customs have implemented a more strict policy regarding export procedures, and this according to the UCC (EU Customs Legislation).
For all export cargo, with a final destination outside the EU Customs Union, the Shippers (or their customs broker) have to register the export customs documents into the terminal operator’s system.The terminal operator, at his turn, has to submit this info (before shipment) to the local Customs Authorities. More info can be found here