Road Transport Conditions

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CMR Convention

Carriage of goods by road is on an international basis governed by the CMR Convention of 19 May 1956. The Convention is drawn up under the auspices of the UN within the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) in Geneva.

In French, the name of the Convention is Convention Relative au Contrat de Transport International de Marchandises par Route - hence the name CMR Convention.

International carriage of goods by road is governed by the CMR Convention. All carriage of goods by road starting, passing or ending in countries, by which the Convention have been ratified, are subject to CMR. Contracts of carriage are often confirmed through the issuance of a CMR consignment note from which the following shall appear: name and address of the consignee, consignor and carrier; description of the goods; weight and number of units etc.

CMR convention

CMR Law (applying to Denmark)

The Danish CMR Law of 10 March 1965, including subsequent amendments, is based on the CMR Convention of 1956 and deals with all cross-border carriage of goods by road between all European countries and certain countries in North Africa and Asia. In principle, the Law cannot be dispensed with.

National carriage of goods by road is not subject to the CMR Law. National carriage of goods by road is subject to the Road Traffic Act and the general rules of Danish law unless NSAB (the general conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders) or other conditions have been agreed.

The contents of the CMR Law correspond to the wording of the Convention, but the paragraphs of the Law do not match the paragraph numbers in the Convention.