BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
A protocol on the introduction of an electronic consignment note (e-CMR) will enter into force in Uzbekistan on January 14, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
According to t the information, the additional protocol to the convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road was signed in Geneva on February 20, 2008.
It was noted that the main purpose of the document is to simplify and speed up the process of drawing up a contract of the carriage through the introduction of an electronic waybill. At the same time, the use of standard (paper) versions of the document is still allowed.
It was reported that the introduction of e-CMR is one of the clauses of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), in which Uzbekistan has been a member since 1995.
According to experts from the International Road Transport Union, using e-CMR will help reduce processing costs by 3-4 times, speed up invoicing, and make the transportation system more transparent.
Furthermore, the use of e-CMR facilitates the interaction of modes of transport in multimodal transport, increases the ability to manage actions related to the CMR consignment note, and also helps to reduce the costs of transport operators and cargo owners for printing, processing, and archiving invoices and other related documents.
Earlier it was reported that Uzbekistan joined the International Kyoto 1973 Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures.
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