Electronic CMR consignment note
National implementation of an internationally recognized standard of electronic document
that is integrated into the European electronic information exchange
International road transport regulations are subject to UN Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road, also known as CMR ( an abbreviation of the convention in French – Convention relative au contrat de transport international de Marchandises par Route).

In February 2008 Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road was complemented by a protocol that offered electronic management of the CMR by e-CMR. This protocol entered into force on the 5th of June 2011 and to date, 23 countries have acceded to it, including: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Ukraine has acceded to the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road on the electronic consignment note (e-CMR), which entered into force on the 20th of February 2008 in Geneve (hereinafter - the Additional Protocol). On the 3rd of June 2020 the corresponding law was adopted by the parliament and signed by the President of Ukraine.

The e-CMR project
Consignment notes CMR have a number of advantages: they unify the contractual conditions of road freight transport and facilitate the process of transporting goods in general.

e-CMR global solution has all the same benefits at the same time eliminates the paperwork and handling costs, bringing the system to a modern level.

Advantages of using e-CMR

Data Accuracy
Decreasing number of non-conformities
upon shipment and acceptance of freight
Efficiency
Acceleration of administrative work.
Reduced processing costs in 3-4 times.
Control
Tracking the entire process of delivery and signing of documents.
Operativeness
Access to information and confirmation of receipt and delivery in real time.
Security
Exchange of legally significant documents between participants in the process.
Safety of documents.
Acceleration of mutual settlement
Reducing the waiting time for the return of the originals of consignment notes and mutual settlements.
Platform capabilities
Standard Document
Electronic Document based on International Standards and acceptable in any country.
eFTI compliant
Technologically neutral electronic document management environment that meets the eFTI/EU requirements.
API for integration
Software interface for connecting existing customer systems (CRM, 1C, BAS, ERP) to the e-CMR consignment note platform
Seamless integration with ISPC
The ability to quickly issue an electronic pass to the seaport on the basis of e-CMR and issue an e-CMR on the basis of orders.
Legal recognition
The infrastructure for the mutual recognition of electronic documents in cross-border transportation is the same legal force both in Ukraine and abroad.
Legally significant archive
Storing documents in an electronic archive that meets the requirements for systems designed to process confidential information.
Implementation of e-CMR in Ukraine
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UN/CEFACT experts

UN / CEFACT developed and published the e-CMR electronic document format, which is implemented as a subset of the reference data model for multimodal transport (MMT RDM). The results of UN / CEFACT work are documented in the following documents: "Sample Electronic Consignment Note" and "Specification of requirements for conducting business operations with an Electronic Consignment Note".

As part of a project to adapt a data model for multimodal transport with documents used within transport corridors, employees PPL 33-35 LLC as UN / CEFACT experts conducted structure verification e-CMR with actual documents used in Ukraine and defined differences in data elements

Based on the analysis performed in UN / CEFACT, changes were made to the MMT data model. The result is a standard e-CMR document that meets the UN / CEFACT requirements and is applicable to practical use in Ukraine.
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Implementation of e-CMR UN/CEFACT in ISPC

UN / CEFACT sample of the electronic consignment note CMR is implemented in ISPC as one of the transport documents, taking into account the usual business practices of road transport in Ukraine and the requirements for electronic document flow.

A pilot project was carried out with carrier companies and forwarders on the practical application of the electronic consignment note e-CMR.
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Participation in DIGINNO

The project "Prototype of a distributed system for the exchange of electronic consignment notes e-CMR" between the state administrations of the Baltic countries based on EU Building Block is executed by order of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia by a consortium of four companies from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine (PPL 33-35 LLC).

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