690. Jurisdictions in which actions may be brought.

Actions1 based on the CIV Rules or the CIM Rules2 may be brought before the courts or tribunals of OTIF member states3 designated by agreement between the parties or before the courts or tribunals of the state in whose territory:


    (1)     the defendant has his domicile or habitual residence, his principal place of business or the branch or agency which concluded the contract of carriage4; or


    (2)     in the case of an action under the CIM Rules only, the place where the goods were taken over by the carrier