CMR Convention, International road transport (Master)

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Syllabus of the Online 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 Online Subject - CMR Convention, International road transport
CMR Convention, International road transport


The eLearning Subject “Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  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: International Logistics, Global 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 Online 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 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: Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (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 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.

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