The International Motor Vehicle Insurance System, also known as the Green Card System, was implemented in 1949, in order to facilitate the circulation and international transportation in Europe and to assist with the compensation of motor accident victims.

This System is based upon the compulsory motor vehicle Third Party Liability insurance and its aim is:

A professional organisation called Motor Insurers’ Bureau has been established in every country member of the System and aims :

There are 45 countries that are currently participating in this System with the corresponding National Insurers’ Bureau, which have signed the International Agreements, which regulate the System’s proper implementation and operation. The Internal Regulations (Règlement Général) is the latest agreement that was set into force on 1/7/2003, and has replaced all the previous ones, the Uniform Agreement and the Multilateral Guarantee Agreement. The System is coordinated by the Council of Bureaux, a supreme non governmental authority that is recognized by the U.N. and the E.U. directives.