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Road transport waybill

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If you transport goods with a euro permit, you must have a waybill (consignment note). This is an agreement about the freight between sender and transporter. If you wish to transport goods from, through or to a country that is affiliated to the CMR Treaty, you will need a CMR consignment noteExternal link (EC Trade Helpdesk). The CMR Treaty regulates the liability of the transporter for damage to the freight. CMR stands for the Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road.

What to do

Either you or the sender can draw up a waybill and then ask the other party to sign it. Once signed, both sender and you will have a copy. Upon receiving the freight, you must check whether the details in the waybill are accurate, for instance the number of packages, brand and number. You must also check the external appearance of the goods.

Waybill not required

You do not need a waybill for transporting:

  • live animals
  • agricultural products from farm to auction
  • packaging for farm products from auction to farm
  • household effects
  • individual packages
  • post

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