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Legislation

In OTIF Member States, the international carriage of freight by rail is governed by the CIM (CIM) Uniform Rules, whereas in Eastern Europe and Asia, SMGS applies.

Documents

CIM
May 1, 2016

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) – Appendix B to COTIF

Three language text of the CIM Uniform Rules.

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

39 pages

RID
Jan. 1, 2019

Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)

The Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) forms Appendix C to COTIF, and has an annex. This Regulation applies to international traffic. The RID Committee of Experts of OTIF takes decisions on proposals to amend Appendix C to COTIF and its annex.

COTIF law and EC law
April 5, 2006

COTIF law and EC law relating to international carriage by rail: areas of conflict and options for solutions