York–Antwerp rules. Maritime law. A set of rules relating to the settlement of maritime losses and disputes arising from bills of lading. • Although these rules have no statutory authority, they are incorporated into almost all bills of lading. The Rules are maintained and updated by the Comité Maritime International (CMI). [Cases: Shipping 186, 187, 197. C.J.S. Shipping §§ 458–459, 465–466, 468.]