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

Coming into Force02 July 1961
CitationUNTS v. 399 (p.189)
Subject TermsRoads,Transport
Date of Conclusion19 May 1956
Registration Number5742
Registration Date02 July 1961
ParticipantsAlbania,Armenia,Austria,Azerbaiján,Bielorrusia,Bélgica,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria,Croacia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Czechoslovakia,Dinamarca,Estonia,Federal Republic of Germany,Finlandia,France,Georgia,German Democratic Republic,Greece,Hungria,Ireland,Islamic Republic of Iran,Italia,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lebanon,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Malta,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Holanda,Noruega,Pakistán,Polonia,Portugal,Republic of Moldova,Rumania,Eslovaquia,Eslovenia,España,Suecia,Suiza,Syrian Arab Republic,Tajikistan,The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,Tunisia,Turquia,Turkmenistan,Ukraine,Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,United States,Uzbekistan,Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of),Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of),Oman,Afganistán
Party Submitting the Application for Registrationex officio
Type of DocumentMultilateral
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
No.
5742
AUSTRIA,
BELGIUM, FEDERAL
REPUBLIC
OF
GERMANY,
FRANCE,
LUXEMBOURG,
etc.
Convention
on
the
Contract
for
the
International
Carriage
of
Goods
by
Road
(CMR)
(with
Protocol
of
Signature).
Done at
Geneva
on
19
May
1956
Official
texts:
English
and
French.
Registered
ex
officio
on
2
July
1961.
AUTRICHE,
BELGIQUE,
RÉPUBLIQUE
FÉDÉRALE
D'ALLEMAGNE,
FRANCE,
LUXEMBOURG,
etc.
Convention
relative
au
contrat
de
transport
international
de
marchandises
par route
(CMR)
[avec
Protocole
de
signature].
Faite
à
Genève,
le
19
mai
1956
Textes
officiels
anglais
et
français.
Enregistrée
d'office
le
2
juillet
1961.
190
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1961
No.
5742.
CONVENTION
1
ON
THE
CONTRACT
FOR
THE
INTERNATIONAL
CARRIAGE
OF
GOODS
BY
ROAD
(CMR).
DONE AT
GENEVA
ON
19
MAY
1956
PREAMBLE
The
Contracting
Parties,
Having
recognized
the
desirability
of
standardizing
the
conditions
governing
the
contract
for
the
international
carriage
of
goods
by
road,
particularly
with
respect
to
the
documents
used
for
such
carriage
and
to
the
carrier's
liability,
Have
agreed
as
follows
:
CHAPTER
I
SCOPE
OF
APPLICATION
Article
1
1.
This
Convention
shall
apply to
every
contract
for
the
carriage
of
goods
by
road
in
vehicles
for
reward,
when
the
place
of
taking
over
of
the
goods
and
the
place
designated
for
delivery,
as
specified
in
the
contract,
are
situated
in
two
different
countries,
of
which
at
least
one
is
a
contracting
country,
irrespective
of
the
place
of
residence
and
the
nationality
of
the
parties.
2.
For
the purposes
of
this
Convention,
"
vehicles
"
means
motor
vehicles,
articulated
vehicles,
trailers and
semi-trailers
as
defined
in
article
4
of
the
Conven
tion
on
Road
Traffic
dated
19
September
1949.
2
1
In
accordance
with
article
43,
the
Convention
came
into
force
on
2
July
1961,
after
the
following
five
countries had
deposited
their
instruments
of
ratification
or
accession
(a)
on
the
dates
indicated
:
Austria
....................
18
July
1960
France
....................
20
May
1959
Italy
.....................
3
April
1961
(a)
Netherlands
(for
the
Realm
in
Europe)
......
27
September
1960
Yugoslavia
...................
22
October
1958
2
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