The Belgian Freight
Forwarding Association

Model agreement - terms and conditions -
forwarder-haulier relationship

In consultation with the transport federations, model agreements were drawn up between freight forwarder and carrier. These agreements govern the relations between carriers and their principals.

More specifically, the model agreements cover the grey areas of the CMR Convention (think of agreements on loading; unloading; cargo securing; checking the external condition of containers; waiting times, etc.).

You can refer to the model agreements at the time of your transport order but you can also opt to lay down these agreements by means of a contract between forwarder and forwarder. The latter option is our preferred option.

The text of the model agreements and conditions as well as the contract templates can be downloaded hereafter: