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COTIF Convention, Transport by Rail

Syllabus of the Subject - Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)

  1. Introduction to the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF). COTIF Convention
  2. Objectives and areas of activity of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
  3. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF 1999)
    1. Appendices that establish the uniform railway law
  4. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM)
  5. Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)
  6. Luxembourg Rail Protocol

Sample - Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF):
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF 1999)

The Subject “Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Rail transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)

Masters and Doctorates in International Business for the Students from the countries of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail: the European Union, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade European Union, Albania Master Doctorate Global Business Albania, Bosnia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Serbia, Montenegro, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Montenegro, Armenia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Armenia, Azerbaijani Online Students, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Azerbaijan, Georgia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Georgia, Romania, Turley, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Turkey, and Ukraine, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Ukraine

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English Study, Master in International Business in French Convention COTIF (summary in Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Organización Transportes Internacionales por Ferrocarril (OTIF) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Convenção COTIF)

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade (International Rail Transport Law)





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International Rail Transport Law. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM)

Description - Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)

The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) is the oldest institution related to the international rail transport. Its main objective is to develop an uniform international laws and conventions for the rail transport, as well as to facilitate the rail transport.

Its most important legal text is the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) in force since 1999.

  1. In 2011, the European Union (and therefore all its member countries) acceded to the COTIF Convention.
  2. The COTIF Convention contemplates the use of the Multimodal Transport

The most important regulations of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) are:

  1. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF 1999)
  2. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM)
  3. Luxembourg Rail Protocol
  4. Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)

Strategic partners of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF):

  1. Agency of Railways of the European Union
  2. International Committee of the Rail Transport (CIT)
  3. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. Economic Commission for Europe

The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) also develops agreements on the transport of dangerous goods

  1. OTIF develops its activities in Europe, Africa and Asia
  2. The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) was created in 1893
  3. Headquarters of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF): Bern (Switzerland)

The member countries of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) are Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

  1. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  2. Rail Transport in Africa

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Intermodal loading units. Swap body

Containers and International Transportation
  1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)

Containers and international transport. Customs Convention on Containers. BIC Code. Intermodal Transport



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