A few words about the CMR form

The CMR is also known as the CMR bill of lading. It is a document used to control the carriage of goods by road and acts as an international agreement. The document has been adopted by most European countries in order to regulate legal issues concerning the transport of goods by road.

The CMR document must contain the following information:

  • the date and place where the document was marked
  • the name and address of the transport company and the consignee
  • the description of the goods carried and the type of packaging used
  • the weight of the goods
  • the costs associated with the goods
  • information concerning dangerous goods
  • History of the CMR
  • The agreement was concluded in 1956 under the auspices of the UN. The founding states included Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. In the intervening year, all European countries, several countries in Central Asia and the Middle East and two African countries (Morocco and Tunisia) have joined the agreement.

The term CMR in practice refers to the same agreement, but in practice it is also often used as a synonym for the CMR bill of lading.

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