Legal Regulation of Perishable Foodstuffs Transportation

  • Anna YANOVYTSKA Department of Legal Commercial Disciplines, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Halyna YANOVYTSKA Department of Civil Law and Process, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine


One of the important areas of development of the state and private economic situation is international trade. Such trade depends on international treaties, the functioning of transport. The article is devoted to the research of legal regulation of carriage of perishable foodstuffs by road. The problems of application of international conventions (CMR and ATP) and other regulatory acts to such transportation are identified. Possible ways of solving such problems concerning transportation within the country and abroad are suggested. To conduct this study, methods of logical analysis, dogmatic analysis, the historical and legal method, and the method of systematic structural analysis are used. As a result of the study, a system of international transportation of perishable food products was presented, prospects, trends and key areas for improving international trade agreements were identified.



[1] Agreement on International Railway Freight Communications (SMGS). 1951. Organization For Co-Operation Between Railways (OSJD). =2066&id=86.
[2] Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage. 2017. UN. /2017/ATP-2017e_Handbook.pdf.
[3] Alter, M. 1989. Droit des transports terrestres, aeriens et maritimes, internes et internationaux. Dalloz.
[4] Ariffin, A., Yaakub, N.I. 2017. Unidroit principles of international commercial contract as the rules of law governing cross border contracts. Advanced Science Letters 4: 478-481.
[5] Bonell, M.J. 2010. The UNIDROIT Principles 2010: An international restatement of contract law. Diritto del Commercio Internazionale 4: 881-907.
[6] Calliess, G.-P. 2015. Rome regulations – commentary. Kluwer Law International.
[7] Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road. 1956. United Nations (UN).
[8] Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations. 1980.
[9] Digest of Case Law on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. 2016. United Nations Commission On International Trade Law
[10] González Martín, N. 2011. Private international law in Latin America: from hard to soft law. Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional XI: 393-405.
[11] Inclusion in the ATP Handbook of a comment in Article 3 of the ATP on the definition of ‘perishable foodstuffs’. 2015. Economic Commission of Europe. Inland Transport Committee.
[12] Incoterms. 2000. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
[13] Incoterms. 2020. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
[14] Inter-American Convention on the Law Applicable to International Contracts. 1994.
[15] Interpretation of article 3. 2014. Economic Commission of Europe. Inland Transport Committee.
[16] Law on Obligations. 2005.
[17] Ley 15/2009, de 11 de noviembre, del contrato de transporte terrestre de mercancías. 2009.
[18] Piala, P., David, A. 2016. Carriage of perishable foodstuffs. Journal of Valuation and Expertness 1: 116-123.
[19] Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. 2015. Hague Conference on Private International Law.
[20] Proposals of amendments to the agreement on the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs and on the special equipment to be used and on the special equipment to be used for such carriage (ATP). 2008. Economic Commission of Europe. Inland Transport Committee.
[21] Putzeys, J. 1982. Le contrat de transport routier de marchandises. Bruylant.
[22] Putzeys, J. 2005. Preparation of a protocol additional to the CMR concerning the electronic consignment note. Uniform Law Review 10: 532-535.
[23] Ramberg, J. 2001. The future of international unification of transport law. Scandinavian Studies in Law 41: 453 458.
[24] Regulation (EC) no 1072/2009 of the European parliament and of the council. 2009. Official Journal of the European Union. 32009R1072&from=en.
[25] Regulation (EC) no 593/2008 of the European parliament and of the council. 2008. Official Journal of the European Union.
[26] Rodière, R. 1972. I. General remarks. In: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A.T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online.*-COM_120101.
[27] Sánchez de Bustamante y Sirvén, A. 1928. Convention on private international law. L.F. Rivera.
[28] Sea crossings and inland waterways: proposed amendments to Articles 3 and 5. 2011. Economic Commission of Europe. Inland Transport Committee.
[29] Stone, P. 2010. EU private international law. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
[30] Sturley, M.F. 2018. Bringing carriage of goods into the twenty-first century. NUS Law Working Paper 18(01).
[31] The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.
[32] The Principles of European Contract Law. 2002. European Union.
[33] Transport services (% of commercial service exports). 2018. World Statistics.
[34] Transport services (% of commercial service imports). 2018. World Statistics.
[35] Unidroit Principles. 2016. International Institute for the Unification of Private Law.
[36] ТЕК ‘Katrin’ and ‘Ukrtransener go trade’. 2012. Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine.
How to Cite
YANOVYTSKA, Anna; YANOVYTSKA, Halyna. Legal Regulation of Perishable Foodstuffs Transportation. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 7, p. 2162 – 2169, dec. 2019. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 oct. 2023. doi: