691. Who may bring an action.

The consignor may bring an action1 under the CIM Rules2 until such time as the consignee has taken possession of the consignment note3, accepted the goods or asserted his rights to take delivery of the goods4 or to modify the contract5; after that time the consignee may bring an action6, although his right to do so is not unlimited7. An action for the recovery of a sum paid pursuant to the contract of carriage may only be brought by the person who made the payment