CMR CONSIGNMENT NOTE
What is used for
Sender and recipient
The CMR document -also know as CMR consignment note-
constitutes a proof of the contract of carriage by road, determines
the scope and responsibility for the operation performed and
identifies the parties involved and the goods being transported.
Its use implies adherence to the CMR (Contrat de Transport
International de Marchandises par Route) that governs this document.
This document includes the instructions that the exporter or the
importer gives to the carrier, so it necessarily has to accompany the
goods in road shipments.
WHAT IS USED FOR
SENDER AND RECIPIENT
Sender: this document is issued by the exporter and the
freight forwarder, that is a member of FIATA (International
Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations).
Recipient: the importer and the transportation company.
This document is issued in four originals (sender, consignee, carrier
and administration) which must be signed by the sender and the
carrier at delivery and the consignee at destination. Each issue has
different colour edges: sender (red), consignee (blue), carrier (green) and
The CMR document serves as proof of delivery, signed with date, time
and adding reserves if required in box 19 (Special agreements), because
in case of receiving the goods in poor condition should be declared at
the time of delivery.
The use of the CMR consignment note confers a transport insurance
established under the Convention, but in no event this insurance
implies the obligation for sale under the Incoterms CIP.
To obtain the CMR Consignment Note ready to use in
Word format and a complete guide with instructions to
fill in the document click on:
CMR Consignment Note