Manuals

The CIT manuals are reference documents for the use of various types of consignment note and for the procedures to be followed for international freight traffic by rail. The parties (customers and carriers and carriers between themselves) must agree to them before they can be applied.

The CIT Freight Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT) specifies the standard way international carriage of freight by rail is to be performed so as to ensure the integrity of the contract of carriage. It lists the processes involved in providing international carriage of freight. For each process, it provides a working sheet defining the purpose of the process, the activities to be performed, the timescales for the tasks and the participants involved.

These manuals are supplemented by a checklist on sealing wagons and UTI and specifications for an electronic CIM/SMGS consignment note. It should be noted that specifications for the electronic CIM consignment note are contained in the consignment note manuals and in the GTM-CIT.

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Applicable versions

Amendment 27 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 27 GLV-CIM/SMGS
July 28, 2017

Amendment Nr 27 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 26

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Amendment Nr 27 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 26

GLV-CIM
GLV-CIM
Jan. 1, 2017

CIM Consignment Note Manual (GLV-CIM)

Instructions for the use of the CIM consignment note and other international freight documents.

Applicable with effect from 1 January 2017

89 pages

Appendix 1: Functional and legal requirements to be satisfied by the electronic consignment note
Appendix 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the consignment note
Appendix 3: List of charges
Appendix 4: Rules and recommendations for the CIM consignment note
Appendix 4a: Specimen CIM consignment note
Appendix 4b: Specimen CIM consignment note for combined transport
Appendix 5: Explanatory notes on the content of the wagon list
Appendix 6: Charges note
Appendix 7: Subsequent orders - Form CIT 7
Appendix 8: Notification of circumstances preventing carriage – Person entitled’s instructions - Form CIT 8
Appendix 9: Notification of circumstances preventing delivery – Consignor’s instructions - Form CIT 9
Appendix 10: Currency names and codes

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CIM Consignment Note Manual (GLV-CIM)

Instructions for the use of the CIM consignment note and other international freight documents.

Applicable with effect from 1 January 2017

89 pages

Appendix 1: Functional and legal requirements to be satisfied by the electronic consignment note
Appendix 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the consignment note
Appendix 3: List of charges
Appendix 4: Rules and recommendations for the CIM consignment note
Appendix 4a: Specimen CIM consignment note
Appendix 4b: Specimen CIM consignment note for combined transport
Appendix 5: Explanatory notes on the content of the wagon list
Appendix 6: Charges note
Appendix 7: Subsequent orders - Form CIT 7
Appendix 8: Notification of circumstances preventing carriage – Person entitled’s instructions - Form CIT 8
Appendix 9: Notification of circumstances preventing delivery – Consignor’s instructions - Form CIT 9
Appendix 10: Currency names and codes

GTM-CIT
GTM-CIT
Jan. 1, 2017

CIT Freight Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT)

Standard provisions for processing international freight traffic.

Undertakings which apply the GTM-CIT

Applicable with effect from 1 January 2017


155 pages

Appx 1: Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Appx 2: Sealing irregularities
Appx 3: Addresses of contact points for sealing issues
Appx 4: Diagram of the process for applying seals to international traffic
Appx 5–6: Deliberately left blank
Appx 7a: Checklist for the contract for electronic interchange of consignment note data (EDI contract checklist)
Appx 7b: Supplementary functional and legal requirements for the electronic consignment note
Appx 8a: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 8b: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note for combined traffic with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 9: Sheets 4 and 4a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for the consignor (specimen)
Appx 10: Control label
Appx 11: Explanatory notes on the use of the charges note
Appx 12: Notification of payment form - Form CIT 12
Appx 13: Authorisation for escort - Form CIT 13
Appx 14: Wagon label - Form CIT 14
Appx 15: Labels for consignments subject to customs supervision
Appx 16: Shunting restriction labels
Appx 17: Processing the consignment note and accompanying documents where the contract of carriage is amended or there are circumstances preventing carriage or delivery
Appx 18: Accompanying document - Form CIT 18
Appx 19: Notification of wagons and their loads being defective
Appx 20: Formal report - Form CIT 20
Appx 21: Notification of missing goods - Form CIT 21
Appx 22: Notification of corrections - Form CIT 22
Appx 23: Wagon list
Appx 24: Proof of Delivery - Form CIT 24
Appx 25: Notification of traffic restriction
Appx 26: Form listing the documents accompanying a train

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CIT Freight Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT)

Standard provisions for processing international freight traffic.

Undertakings which apply the GTM-CIT

Applicable with effect from 1 January 2017


155 pages

Appx 1: Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Appx 2: Sealing irregularities
Appx 3: Addresses of contact points for sealing issues
Appx 4: Diagram of the process for applying seals to international traffic
Appx 5–6: Deliberately left blank
Appx 7a: Checklist for the contract for electronic interchange of consignment note data (EDI contract checklist)
Appx 7b: Supplementary functional and legal requirements for the electronic consignment note
Appx 8a: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 8b: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note for combined traffic with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 9: Sheets 4 and 4a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for the consignor (specimen)
Appx 10: Control label
Appx 11: Explanatory notes on the use of the charges note
Appx 12: Notification of payment form - Form CIT 12
Appx 13: Authorisation for escort - Form CIT 13
Appx 14: Wagon label - Form CIT 14
Appx 15: Labels for consignments subject to customs supervision
Appx 16: Shunting restriction labels
Appx 17: Processing the consignment note and accompanying documents where the contract of carriage is amended or there are circumstances preventing carriage or delivery
Appx 18: Accompanying document - Form CIT 18
Appx 19: Notification of wagons and their loads being defective
Appx 20: Formal report - Form CIT 20
Appx 21: Notification of missing goods - Form CIT 21
Appx 22: Notification of corrections - Form CIT 22
Appx 23: Wagon list
Appx 24: Proof of Delivery - Form CIT 24
Appx 25: Notification of traffic restriction
Appx 26: Form listing the documents accompanying a train

GLV-CIM/SMGS
GLV-CIM/SMGS
Aug. 1, 2017

CIM/SMGS Consignment Note Manual (GLV CIM/SMGS)

Instructions for the use of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 September 2006/Edition 1 July 2017

109 pages

Appx 1: List of the CIT members and SMGS participants which apply this manual and the traffic axes to which it applies
Appx 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 3: List of reconsignment points
Appx 4: List of the addresses of departments to which applications for authorisation and agreement to consign are to be sent
Appx 5: CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 5.1: Specimen of the additional invoice forming part of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 6: Packaging requirements
Appx 7.1: Explanatory notes on the completion and content of the CIM/SMGS wagon list
Appx 7.2: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS wagon list - Form Appx 7.2
Appx 7.3: Explanatory notes on the use and content of the CIM/SMGS container list
Appx 7.4: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS container list - Form Appx 7.4
Appx 7.5: Procedure to be followed in the event of wagons or contain­ers being detached from block trains, groups of wagons or groups of containers
Appx 8: Explanatory notes on the completion of the CIM/SMGS formal report
Appx 8.1: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS formal report - Form Appx 8.1
Appx 9: List of addresses of the departments of CIM carriers and SMGS railways to which claims must be sent for further handling under the CIM/SMGS claims procedure

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CIM/SMGS Consignment Note Manual (GLV CIM/SMGS)

Instructions for the use of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 September 2006/Edition 1 July 2017

109 pages

Appx 1: List of the CIT members and SMGS participants which apply this manual and the traffic axes to which it applies
Appx 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 3: List of reconsignment points
Appx 4: List of the addresses of departments to which applications for authorisation and agreement to consign are to be sent
Appx 5: CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 5.1: Specimen of the additional invoice forming part of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 6: Packaging requirements
Appx 7.1: Explanatory notes on the completion and content of the CIM/SMGS wagon list
Appx 7.2: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS wagon list - Form Appx 7.2
Appx 7.3: Explanatory notes on the use and content of the CIM/SMGS container list
Appx 7.4: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS container list - Form Appx 7.4
Appx 7.5: Procedure to be followed in the event of wagons or contain­ers being detached from block trains, groups of wagons or groups of containers
Appx 8: Explanatory notes on the completion of the CIM/SMGS formal report
Appx 8.1: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS formal report - Form Appx 8.1
Appx 9: List of addresses of the departments of CIM carriers and SMGS railways to which claims must be sent for further handling under the CIM/SMGS claims procedure

GR-CIM/SMGS
GR-CIM/SMGS
July 1, 2016

CIM/SMGS Reconsignment Manual (GR-CIM/SMGS)

Special conditions for traffic between states applying the CIM Uniform Rules and states applying the SMGS for consignments which are reconsigned at the interface between these two legal regimes using a new consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

15 pages

Appendix 1: Reconsignment points

Link to the list of reconsignment points for CIM/SMGS traffic

Appendix 2: Addresses of the bodies competent to issue authorisations

Link to the addresses of the competent bodies

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CIM/SMGS Reconsignment Manual (GR-CIM/SMGS)

Special conditions for traffic between states applying the CIM Uniform Rules and states applying the SMGS for consignments which are reconsigned at the interface between these two legal regimes using a new consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

15 pages

Appendix 1: Reconsignment points

Link to the list of reconsignment points for CIM/SMGS traffic

Appendix 2: Addresses of the bodies competent to issue authorisations

Link to the addresses of the competent bodies

Amendment 7 GR-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 7 GR-CIM/SMGS
May 25, 2016

Amendment 7 to the GR-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GR-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 6.

12 pages

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Amendment 7 to the GR-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GR-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 6.

12 pages

CIM/SMGS specifications
CIM/SMGS specifications
Jan. 1, 2016

Functional and Legal Specifications for the Electronic CIM/SMGS Consignment Note

Recommendations to undertakings intending to use an electronic version of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 8 July 2009/Edition 1 January 2016

54 pages

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Functional and Legal Specifications for the Electronic CIM/SMGS Consignment Note

Recommendations to undertakings intending to use an electronic version of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 8 July 2009/Edition 1 January 2016

54 pages

CIM/SMGS Tech. Specifications
CIM/SMGS Tech. Specifications
Oct. 1, 2013

Technical Specifications for the Electronic CIM/SMGS Consignment Note

Recommendations to undertakings intending to use an electronic version of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 8 July 2009/Edition 1 October 2013

246 pages

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Technical Specifications for the Electronic CIM/SMGS Consignment Note

Recommendations to undertakings intending to use an electronic version of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 8 July 2009/Edition 1 October 2013

246 pages

Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Sept. 1, 2014

Checklist for Sealing Wagons

Photographs and explanatory notes to facilitate the sealing of wagons and UTI.

Applicable with effect from 1 November 2005/Edition 1 September 2014

30 pages

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Checklist for Sealing Wagons

Photographs and explanatory notes to facilitate the sealing of wagons and UTI.

Applicable with effect from 1 November 2005/Edition 1 September 2014

30 pages

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Earlier versions

Note: Earlier versions can be obtained from the CIT General Secretariat.

GLV-CIM
GLV-CIM
July 1, 2016

CIM Consignment Note Manual (GLV-CIM)

Instructions for the use of the CIM consignment note and other international freight documents.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

86 pages

Appendix 1: Deliberately left blank
Appendix 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the consignment note
Appendix 3: List of charges
Appendix 4a: CIM consignment note
Appendix 4b: CIM consignment note for combined transport (specimen)
Appendix 5: Explanatory notes on the content of the wagon list
Appendix 6: Charges note
Appendix 7: Subsequent orders - Form CIT 7
Appendix 8: Notification of circumstances preventing carriage – Person entitled’s instructions - Form CIT 8
Appendix 9: Notification of circumstances preventing delivery – Consignor’s instructions - Form CIT 9

Downloads available:

CIM Consignment Note Manual (GLV-CIM)

Instructions for the use of the CIM consignment note and other international freight documents.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

86 pages

Appendix 1: Deliberately left blank
Appendix 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the consignment note
Appendix 3: List of charges
Appendix 4a: CIM consignment note
Appendix 4b: CIM consignment note for combined transport (specimen)
Appendix 5: Explanatory notes on the content of the wagon list
Appendix 6: Charges note
Appendix 7: Subsequent orders - Form CIT 7
Appendix 8: Notification of circumstances preventing carriage – Person entitled’s instructions - Form CIT 8
Appendix 9: Notification of circumstances preventing delivery – Consignor’s instructions - Form CIT 9

Amendment 13 GTM-CIT
Amendment 13 GTM-CIT
May 25, 2016

Amendment 13 to the GTM-CIT

Document containing the pages of the GTM-CIT replaced by the amendment No 12.

16 pages

Downloads available:

Amendment 13 to the GTM-CIT

Document containing the pages of the GTM-CIT replaced by the amendment No 12.

16 pages

Amendment 12 GLV-CIM
Amendment 12 GLV-CIM
May 25, 2016

Amendment 12 to the GLV-CIM

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM replaced by the amendment No 11.

8 pages

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Amendment 12 to the GLV-CIM

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM replaced by the amendment No 11.

8 pages

GTM-CIT
GTM-CIT
July 1, 2016

CIT Freight Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT)

Standard provisions for processing international freight traffic.

Undertakings which apply the GTM-CIT

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

166 pages

Appx 1: Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Appx 2: Sealing irregularities – “En-route between the acceptance and the delivery of the goods” section
Appx 3: Addresses of contact points for sealing issues
Appx 4: Diagram of the process for applying seals to international traffic
Appx 5–6: Deliberately left blank
Appx 7a: Checklist for the contract for electronic interchange of consignment note data (EDI contract checklist)
Appx 7b: Functional and legal requirements to be satisfied by the electronic consignment note
Appx 8a: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 8b: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note for combined traffic with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 9: Sheets 4 and 4a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for the consignor (specimen)
Appx 10: Control label
Appx 11: Explanatory notes on the use of the charges note
Appx 12: Notification of payment form - Form CIT 12
Appx 13: Authorisation for escort - Form CIT 13
Appx 14: Wagon label - Form CIT 14
Appx 15: Labels for consignments subject to customs supervision
Appx 16: Shunting restriction labels
Appx 17: Processing the consignment note and accompanying documents where the contract of carriage is amended or there are circumstances preventing carriage or delivery
Appx 18: Accompanying document - Form CIT 18
Appx 19: Notification of wagons and their loads being defective
Appx 20: Formal report - Form CIT 20
Appx 21: Notification of missing goods - Form CIT 21
Appx 22: Notification of corrections - Form CIT 22
Appx 23: Wagon list
Appx 24: Proof of Delivery - Form CIT 24
Appx 25: Notification of traffic restriction
Appx 26: Form listing the documents accompanying a train

Downloads available:

CIT Freight Traffic Manual (GTM-CIT)

Standard provisions for processing international freight traffic.

Undertakings which apply the GTM-CIT

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

166 pages

Appx 1: Checklist for Sealing Wagons
Appx 2: Sealing irregularities – “En-route between the acceptance and the delivery of the goods” section
Appx 3: Addresses of contact points for sealing issues
Appx 4: Diagram of the process for applying seals to international traffic
Appx 5–6: Deliberately left blank
Appx 7a: Checklist for the contract for electronic interchange of consignment note data (EDI contract checklist)
Appx 7b: Functional and legal requirements to be satisfied by the electronic consignment note
Appx 8a: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 8b: Sheet 2a of a CIM consignment note for combined traffic with a supplementary sheet for an intermediate section (specimen)
Appx 9: Sheets 4 and 4a of a CIM consignment note with a supplementary sheet for the consignor (specimen)
Appx 10: Control label
Appx 11: Explanatory notes on the use of the charges note
Appx 12: Notification of payment form - Form CIT 12
Appx 13: Authorisation for escort - Form CIT 13
Appx 14: Wagon label - Form CIT 14
Appx 15: Labels for consignments subject to customs supervision
Appx 16: Shunting restriction labels
Appx 17: Processing the consignment note and accompanying documents where the contract of carriage is amended or there are circumstances preventing carriage or delivery
Appx 18: Accompanying document - Form CIT 18
Appx 19: Notification of wagons and their loads being defective
Appx 20: Formal report - Form CIT 20
Appx 21: Notification of missing goods - Form CIT 21
Appx 22: Notification of corrections - Form CIT 22
Appx 23: Wagon list
Appx 24: Proof of Delivery - Form CIT 24
Appx 25: Notification of traffic restriction
Appx 26: Form listing the documents accompanying a train

Amendment 26 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 26 GLV-CIM/SMGS
May 30, 2017

Amendment Nr 26 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 25

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Amendment Nr 26 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 25

Amendment 25 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 25 GLV-CIM/SMGS
May 10, 2017

Amendment Nr 25 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 24

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Amendment Nr 25 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment no 24

Amendment 24 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 24 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Jan. 1, 2017

Amendment No 24 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 23.

16 pages

Downloads available:

Amendment No 24 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 23.

16 pages

Amendment 23 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 23 GLV-CIM/SMGS
June 16, 2016

Amendment No 23 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 22.

16 pages

Downloads available:

Amendment No 23 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 22.

16 pages

Amendment 22 GLV-CIM/SMGS
Amendment 22 GLV-CIM/SMGS
May 25, 2016

Amendment No 22 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 21.

12 pages

Downloads available:

Amendment No 22 to the GLV-CIM/SMGS

Document containing the pages of the GLV-CIM/SMGS replaced by the amendment No 21.

12 pages

GLV-CIM/SMGS
GLV-CIM/SMGS
July 1, 2016

CIM/SMGS Consignment Note Manual (GLV CIM/SMGS)

Instructions for the use of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 September 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

110 pages

Appx 1: List of the CIT members and SMGS participants which apply this manual and the traffic axes to which it applies
Appx 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 3: List of reconsignment points
Appx 4: List of the addresses of departments to which applications for authorisation and agreement to consign are to be sent
Appx 5: CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 5.1: Specimen of the additional invoice forming part of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 6: Packaging requirements
Appx 7.1: Explanatory notes on the completion and content of the CIM/SMGS wagon list
Appx 7.2: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS wagon list - Form Appx 7.2
Appx 7.3: Explanatory notes on the use and content of the CIM/SMGS container list
Appx 7.4: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS container list - Form Appx 7.4
Appx 7.5: Procedure to be followed in the event of wagons or contain­ers being detached from block trains, groups of wagons or groups of containers
Appx 8: Explanatory notes on the completion of the CIM/SMGS formal report
Appx 8.1: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS formal report - Form Appx 8.1
Appx 9: List of addresses of the departments of CIM carriers and SMGS railways to which claims must be sent for further handling under the CIM/SMGS claims procedure

Downloads available:

CIM/SMGS Consignment Note Manual (GLV CIM/SMGS)

Instructions for the use of the CIM/SMGS consignment note.

Applicable with effect from 1 September 2006/Edition 1 July 2016

110 pages

Appx 1: List of the CIT members and SMGS participants which apply this manual and the traffic axes to which it applies
Appx 2: Explanatory notes on the content of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 3: List of reconsignment points
Appx 4: List of the addresses of departments to which applications for authorisation and agreement to consign are to be sent
Appx 5: CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 5.1: Specimen of the additional invoice forming part of the CIM/SMGS consignment note
Appx 6: Packaging requirements
Appx 7.1: Explanatory notes on the completion and content of the CIM/SMGS wagon list
Appx 7.2: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS wagon list - Form Appx 7.2
Appx 7.3: Explanatory notes on the use and content of the CIM/SMGS container list
Appx 7.4: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS container list - Form Appx 7.4
Appx 7.5: Procedure to be followed in the event of wagons or contain­ers being detached from block trains, groups of wagons or groups of containers
Appx 8: Explanatory notes on the completion of the CIM/SMGS formal report
Appx 8.1: Specimen of the CIM/SMGS formal report - Form Appx 8.1
Appx 9: List of addresses of the departments of CIM carriers and SMGS railways to which claims must be sent for further handling under the CIM/SMGS claims procedure