Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 02/07/1961

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Road transport

Groups

UNECE

What is it about?

This Convention, adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) provides for uniform rules applicable to contracts for the international carriage of goods by road. The Convention applies to all contracts 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 are situated in two different countries, of which at least one is a contracting country. Its provisions deal with formal and substantial rules applicable to the conclusion and execution of the contract of carriage, as well as the liability of the carrier (the latter is to be held liable in the event of non-execution, besides cases of wrongful act or neglect of the claimant, an inherent vice of the goods or uncontrollable circumstances. In case of non-apparent loss or damages, the consignee disposes of seven days to address his reserves). The 1965 Convention also contains provisions relating to carriage performed by successive carriers.

Why is it relevant?

By consolidating the law applicable to the contracts for the international carriage of goods by road, this instrument simplifies the contractual relationship between people involved in such transports and prevents numerous disputes resulting out of the multiple of applicable rules.

Additional Information

This Convention is open to member states to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and to states participating in some of its works.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania20/07/2006
Armenia09/06/2006
Austria18/07/1960
Azerbaijan18/09/2006
Belarus05/04/1993
Belgium18/09/1962
Bosnia and Herzegovina01/09/1993
Bulgaria20/10/1977
Croatia03/08/1992
Cyprus02/07/2003
Czech Republic02/06/1993
Denmark28/06/1965
Estonia03/05/1993
Finland27/06/1973
France20/05/1959
Georgia04/08/1999
Germany07/11/1961
Greece24/05/1977
Hungary29/04/1970
Iran17/09/1998
Ireland31/01/1991
Italy03/04/1961
Jordan13/11/2008
Kazakhstan17/07/1995
Kyrgyzstan02/04/1998
Latvia14/01/1994
Lebanon22/03/2006
Lithuania17/03/1993
Luxembourg20/04/1964
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)20/06/1997
Malta21/12/2007
Moldova26/05/1993
Mongolia18/09/2003
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco23/02/1995
Netherlands27/09/1960
Norway01/07/1969
Poland13/06/1962
Portugal22/09/1969
Romania23/01/1973
Russian Federation02/09/1983
Serbia12/03/2001
Slovakia28/05/1993
Slovenia06/07/1992
Spain12/02/1974
Sweden02/04/1969
Switzerland27/02/1970
Syrian Arab Republic10/09/2008
Tajikistan11/09/1996
Tunisia24/01/1994
Turkey02/08/1995
Turkmenistan18/09/1996
Ukraine16/02/2007
United Kingdom21/07/1967
Uzbekistan28/09/1995
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19591
19602
19612
19622
19641
19652
19671
19693
19702
19732
19741
19772
19831
19911
19922
19937
19942
19954
19962
19971
19982
19991
20011
20032
20065
20072
20082
Total56
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