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The Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (1956) limits a carrier's liability for damage to, or loss of cargo. However, certain articles create exceptions to this limitation. If a carrier is seen to have acted with conscious recklessness, then it is he who is liable for the cost of any damages.
The Newsletter sets out a brief history of the Warsaw System which includes the Warsaw Convention and protocols and agreements which have amended it from time to time.
The transport of goods by road when transport was contracted to be by air (trucking) causes some problems as to which conventions apply when damage occurs on the road.