602. Carriage of goods under the CMR Convention.

The Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (the 'CMR Convention')1 was enacted for the purpose of harmonising the laws of the contracting parties2 relating to the conditions governing the contract for the international carriage of goods by road, particularly with respect to the documents used for such carriage and to the carrier's liability3, and is enacted in England and Wales by the Carriage of Goods by Road Act 19654. The Convention does not provide a comprehensive code, however, since many matters (such as liability for freight between the sender and the consignee) are