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Syllabus of the Online Subject - International Rail Transport Law (CIM, SMGS, COTIF). International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)

  1. Introduction to the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  2. International Rail Transport Law (CIM, SMGS, COTIF, EU Transport Law)
  3. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM)
  4. CIM/SMGS Consignment Note
    1. Electronic CIM/SMGS Consignment Note

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International Rail Transport Law


The Subject “International Rail Transport Law (CIM, SMGS, COTIF). International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
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Description of the Online Subject - International Rail Transport Law (CIM, SMGS, COTIF). International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of 216 railway and shipping companies that provide the international passenger and / or cargo services.

The International Rail Transport Committee helps the railways to implement International Rail Transport Laws.

In recent decades, the political, economic, technical and legal evolution has required that the activities of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) be further diversified, culminating with the most important reform ever undertaken in international railway law: to make the COTIF Convention is compatible with the Directive 91/440 / CEE on the development of the railways of the European Union.

COTIF Convention, International Rail Transport

International rail transport is governed by several intergovernmental agreements and within the European Union by several EU regulations and directives.

  1. The contract for international carriage of goods by rail is governed by the Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) in Western and Central Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
  2. In Eastern Europe and Asia, the international carriage of goods by rail is governed by the Agreement on international carriage of goods by rail (SMGS) of the Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)

The COTIF Convention is applicable in forty-nine states, the SMPS and the Agreement on international carriage of goods by rail (SMGS) in twenty-six states and the European railway law in the twenty-five EU member states with rail infrastructure.

The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is in continuous direct contact with the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) / Convention COTIF, which harmonises the rail transport laws of 49 states.

In its relations with the EU institutions on transport legislation, the International Railway Transport Committee acts jointly with the Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER).

The CIT Cargo Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT) specifies the standard way in which the international transport of goods by rail must be carried out in order to guarantee the integrity of the transport contract.

Member countries of the International Rail Transport Committee: Albania, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Headquarters of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT): Bern (Switzerland)

Course: International Rail Transport Committee (UIC)

Related subjects:

  1. Containers and International Transportation
  2. Rail Transport in Africa
  3. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  4. Road-Rail Combined Transport

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