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4 th IRU-LAS-AULT SEMINAR SESSION IV – SECURING COMMERCIAL GOODS TRANSPORT AND INSURANCE CONTRACTS. Alexandria, 5 November 2012. Expected CMR benefits to transport operators, their clients and Authorities in the LAS region. Alexandria, 5 November 2012.

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4 th iru las ault seminar session iv securing commercial goods transport and insurance contracts

4th IRU-LAS-AULT SEMINARSESSION IV – SECURING COMMERCIAL GOODS TRANSPORT AND INSURANCE CONTRACTS

Alexandria, 5 November 2012

(c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2012


Expected cmr benefits to transport operators their clients and authorities in the las region

Expected CMR benefits to transport operators, their clients and Authorities in the LAS region

Alexandria, 5 November 2012

Dr Amr KabilMember of IRU Regional Committeefor Africa

(c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2012


Actual contractual situation

Actual contractual situation

International carriers, shippers and consignees are dependent from a multitude of national legislations

International traffic amongst Arab countries:

  • No harmonised rules for contracts (consensual or formal)

  • No standard transport document

  • No definition of respective obligations of parties

  • No harmonised rules for claims

  • No harmonised rules for liability and indemnity

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Actual contractual situation1

Actual contractual situation

Theoritically, a transport from Egypt not CP to CMR to Jordan CP to CMR is governed by the CMR Convention

In practice, despite CMR benefits, it is ignored and contractual partners still apply different legal regimes

International traffic with countries Contracting Parties to CMR Convention:

  • CMR applies to every contract for the international carriage of goods by road between two different countries of which at least one is a contracting country

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Actual contractual situation2

Actual contractual situation

  • Confusion

  • Unpredictability

  • Commercial and financial uncertainty

  • Overcost for insurance coverage

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Expected cmr benefits to transport operators their clients and authorities in the las region1

Expected CMR benefits to transport operators, their clients and Authorities in the LAS region

  • CMR benefits for transport operators and their clients:

    • Transparency in the respective obligations and liabilities:

      No need to define conditions for each contract

      Only agree on specific requirements (price, special instructions)

    • Use of a standard transport document

      Simplifies administration and controls

    • Harmonisation of competition conditions

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Expected cmr benefits to transport operators their clients and authorities in the las region2

Expected CMR benefits to transport operators, their clients and Authorities in the LAS region

  • CMR benefits for transport operators and their clients:

    • Simplifies claims handling: Clear procedures and deadlines to respect

    • Facilitates the selection of competent Courts in case of claims

    • Avoids operators to handle different legal frameworks

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Expected cmr benefits to transport operators their clients and authorities in the las region3

Expected CMR benefits to transport operators, their clients and Authorities in the LAS region

  • CMR benefits for Authorities in the LAS region:

    • Standard transport document facilitates control by Authorities

    • Easy identification of goods and parties

    • Simplifies claims handling and reduces number of Court cases

    • Increased competitiveness of the road transport industry

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Members of the League of Arab States should join the CMR Convention to facilitate the development of Arab road transport and trade

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