The CMR (Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road) is a United Nations convention devised to standardize the legal framework governing international road transportation of goods. Initiated in Geneva on May 19, 1956, this convention delineates the rights, duties, and liabilities of carriers, shippers, and consignees involved in international road transport, aiming to foster trade efficiency and mitigate disputes
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Example or usage in road freight logistics:
A road freight carrier based in Germany is contracted to transport a shipment of goods from Germany to Spain. As both countries are party to the CMR Convention, the carrier and the shipper must adhere to the Convention's provisions concerning international road transportation of the goods. The carrier ensures safe and timely transportation, provides the necessary CMR consignment note, and remains liable for any loss, damage, or delay that may occur during the transportation process, as per the CMR Convention.