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Kyrgyzstan goes paperless with e-CMR
Kyrgyzstan | Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan goes paperless with e-CMR

22 Sep 2022 · Prosperity

Kyrgyzstan has acceded to e-CMR, committing to fully paperless goods transport.

Kyrgyzstan has acceded to the e-CMR protocol, which will further digitalise goods transport and enhance security and competitiveness.

By eliminating paperwork, e-CMR lowers handling costs, eliminates administrative and invoicing delays, and reduces discrepancies at delivery sites. The protocol also enhances transparency and security across the entire logistics chain, providing more accurate data to trace shipments with real-time access to pick-up and delivery information. Given that e-CMR is digital, transport companies can also easily integrate it with other services.

As a mountainous, landlocked country, road transport accounts for most of Kyrgyzstan’s goods transport. The full implementation of UN transport conventions and their digital tools will help to turn Kyrgyzstan from a landlocked to a land-linked country and boost trade with neighbouring countries.

In place since 2011, the digital version of the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods has been ratified by 32 countries so far.

Implementing e-CMR – the way forward

IRU is hosting a virtual workshop on e-CMR on 17 October 2022. The workshop will bring together regulators and industry members to discuss best practices for implementing and advancing e-CMR solutions.