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CMR Convention, International road transport

Syllabus of the Subject - Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)

  1. Introduction to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) of United Nations
  2. Road transport document: CMR Waybill (Consignment Note)
    1. How to fill out the CMR Waybill
  3. e-CMR - Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), concerning the Electronic Consignment Note (Geneva 2008) of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Example of the Subject - CMR Convention, International road transport
CMR Convention, International road transport

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Road transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Convenio CMR Study, Master in International Business in French Convention CMR Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Convenção CMR.

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Description of the Subject - CMR Convention, International road transport

The Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) of the United Nations (NU) has been in force since 1962 and is applied to the international transportation of goods between two or more countries. The CMR Convention can also be applied even in the multimodal operations (sea, air or rail).

  1. CMR: Convention relative au contrat de transport international de Marchandise par Route (in French)
  2. Drafting of the agreement: International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
  3. Approval: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  4. 1978: Protocol for the Convention on the contract for international carriage of goods by road (CMR): defines the responsibility of the logistics agent based on the special drawing rights (SDRs)
  5. Countries that have signed the CMR Convention: 55 (mainly from Europe)
  6. 2008: Additional Protocol to the Convention on the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), concerning the Electronic Consignment Note - eCMR (in force since 2011).

The document used is the CMR consignment note (CMR Waybill) regulated by the International Road Transport Organisation (IRU), which demonstrates the existence of a transport contract and that the goods has been received by the carrier.

In case of loss, breakdown or delay, the liability of the carrier is limited.

The Road Transport Agreement is formalised through the CMR consignment note

The Additional Protocol to the Convention concerning the contract for international carriage of goods by road (CMR), concerning the electronic consignment note, has been in force since 2011. The following countries have ratified the e-CMR: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

In 2017, the first e-CMR was formally used to cross a border post between France and Spain.

  1. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  2. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

Containers and International Transportation
  1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers

Containers and International Transportation, Course

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

New Silk Road

  1. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  2. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  3. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  4. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  5. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  6. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  7. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  8. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
  9. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  10. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  11. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  12. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  13. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  14. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  15. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  16. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  17. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  18. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  19. East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  20. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  21. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
  22. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor


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