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e-CMR consignment note Germany

digitale vrachtbrief Duitsland

e-CMR to be applied from February 2022

We received an update on the application of e-CMR in Germany via the Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz. This update shows that e-CMR can be used from February 2022.

Accession Process

The legislation on e-CMR was published on 17 September. The accession itself has not yet taken place. This formal accession process is expected to be completed by the end of October or during November. A transition period of 90 days from the declaration of membership is expected. For Germany, this currently means that e-CMR will enter into force at the end of January or February 2022.

No additional national regulations apply

Germany has adopted the e-CMR protocol, as it is also used in the 30 other countries that have previously ratified. No additional national regulations apply.
The project of the German Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics shows what a technical solution could look like. Supply chain parties are not obliged to use the software developed by the Fraunhofer Institute.