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5 The Liability of the Carrier

International Carriage of Goods by Road: CMR

5 The Liability of the Carrier 54. The liability of the carrier: Article 17.1 Although Article 17 was based on the firm and familiar footing of the CIM, 1 the CIM was largely unknown in England and one senior English judge, coming to the CMR for the first time, expressed little enthusiasm: “So we set out on our journey through articles 17 and 18. It is a journey which we fear may be long and tedious. But the elaborate wording and the complexity of the articles do not provide a direct or a well-surfaced road to the destination.” 2

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