FBR Issues New Conditions for International Carriage of Goods Via Roads

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued standardized conditions for the international carriage of goods by road. The rules include responsibilities of the sender and carrier of such goods from one country to another. FBR issued an SRO 2031 (1)/2022 for introducing draft amendments in the Customs Rules.

Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) Rules have prescribed the procedure for standardizing the conditions for the international carriage of goods by road. These rules shall apply to every contract for the carriage 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.

A consignment note is evidence of making the contract of carriage under these rules and of the receipt of the goods by the carrier. If the goods which are to be carried have to be loaded in different vehicles, or are of different kinds, the sender or the carrier shall have the right to require separate consignment notes for each vehicle used.

The sender has the right to dispose of the goods, in particular by asking the carrier to stop the goods in transit, or to change the place at which delivery is to take place, the Federal Bizraure Regulation (FBR) says. The documents attached to the consignment note or place them at the disposal of the carrier.