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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) - 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)

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Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) of United Nations





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Description - 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 the 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.

Member countries of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR): Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

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.

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  4. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  5. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)

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