When you hear the words “international transport of goods” what is the first thing that comes up in your head?
International transportation of goods in law deals with goods that are to be send abroad whether is by air, sea or land. Goods are any type of goods, whether it is a personal or a business matter, which are transported from one country to another internationally.
Nowadays there has been a tension between internationl transportation of goods and their liability. This means that in a case of transportation of goods, the conveyor is liable vis-a-vis the customer for any loss or damage or any other obligation he/she might carry. This liability has been clashing with the law as it seems rather unfair to businesses.
Therefore the law decided to end this fury by implementing a legislation called Customer Relationship Management(CRM). This legislation, not only it helps with the relationship of a customer with a courier but it also protects both their rights when it comes to international transport of goods.
Furthermore, the court decided to apply another legislation that was more specifically for the transportation of goods on the road called CMR convention(Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road). This legislation especially article 30 and 32 of the CMR constitutes the rights of all the parties included, the customer, the courier and the recipient, which are involved in any international transport.
If you want some more information about the text of Convention you can read it on the United Nations website: treaties.un.org
Written by Maria Savva
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