629. Courts having jurisdiction.

Proceedings arising from the carriage of goods governed by the CMR Convention1 may only be brought:

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    (1)     in any court or tribunal2 of a contracting country3 designated by agreement between the parties4;

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    (2)     in the courts or tribunals of a country within whose territory the defendant is ordinarily resident, or has his principal place of business, or the branch or agency through which the contract was made5;

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    (3)     in the courts or tribunals of a country within whose territory the goods were taken over by the carrier6; or

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    (4)     in the courts or tribunals of a country within whose