According to the UK Government website:
If you use a provider to transport goods internationally by road, there is a standard contract you should use. This is a road consignment note – known as the CMR consignment note – which confirms that the haulage company has received the goods and has a contract from the supplier to carry them.
On all international journeys – ie other than between the UK and the Republic of Ireland – a haulier must have a CMR note if carrying goods on a commercial basis.
Completing a CMR note
The CMR note can be filled out by the company sending the goods abroad, the haulier or by a freight forwarder, but must contain prescribed information.
You will need three copies of a CMR note, including one:
- for the supplier of the goods
- for the eventual customer
- to accompany the goods while they are being transported
» You can buy pre-printed pads of CMR Consignment Notes from various haulage outlets or buy online with GB Tachopak.