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COTIF

The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) applies in Europe, the Maghreb and the Middle East. OTIF Member States apply the majority of the appendices to COTIF (the CIV, CIM, RID, CUV, CUI, APTU and ATMF Uniform Rules). A summary of the geographical scope of the convention is shown below. For the full list of the states party to the convention and the declarations and reservations they have made against particular appendices, see: www.otif.org

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

COTIF
Dec. 1, 2010

Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)



Three language text of the basic convention.

Applicable with effect from 5 April 2006 / Edition 1 December 2010

42 pages

Map of COTIF
May 1, 2019

Geographical scope of COTIF and its appendices

Map drawn up by the CIT showing the COTIF appendices which each OTIF Member State applies.

Situation 1 May 2019

1 page

RID 2019
Jan. 30, 2019

Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) – Appendix C to COTIF

 

Edition 2019

CIV
July 1, 2006

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Passengers by Rail (CIV) - Appendix A to COTIF



Three language text of the CIV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2006

39 pages

CUV
July 1, 2015

Uniform Rules concerning Contracts of Use of Vehicles in International Rail Traffic (CUV) - Appendix D to COTIF



Three language text of the CUV Uniform Rules.

Applicable with effect from 1 July 2015 / Edition 1 July 2015

8 pages

CUI
July 1, 2015

Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of Use of Infrastructure in International Rail Traffic (CUI) - Appendix E to COTIF



Three language text of the CUI Uniform Rules.

Edition 1st July 2006 / Edition 1 Julyst 2006

17 pages

APTU
March 1, 2019

Uniform Rules concerning the Validation of Technical Standards and the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions applicable to Railway Material intended to be used in International Traffic (APTU)

ATMF
Jan. 1, 2017

Uniform Rules concerning the Technical Admission of Railway Material used in International Traffic (ATMF)

Explanatory report
Sept. 30, 2015

Report by the Secretariat of OTIF on the revisions to COTIF since the 5th General Assembly of OTIF, Protocol of 3 June 1999 amending the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 (1999 Protocol)

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.

RID 2017
Jan. 30, 2017

Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) – Appendix C to COTIF.

 

Edition 2017