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Implementation of the COTIF and European law that has an impact . COTIF UR CIM, Appendix B to. COTIF. General Terms and. The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail is an intergovernmental COTIF was modified by a Protocol that was signed in Vilnius on 3 June These systems of law have been in existence for decades and are known as the CIV (for passengers) and CIM (for freight/goods) Uniform Rules. Webmaster: Baruno Wironugroho.

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Condition, packaging, packing and marking of registered luggage. Scope and derogations Member States may exempt the transport ciim dangerous goods conducted by means of transport equipment belonging to the armed forces from the scope of this Directive. Recovery of debts outstanding between transport undertakings. If the consignee has given instructions for delivery of the goods coif another person, that person shall not be entitled to modify the contract of carriage.

If, through the death of the passenger, persons whom he had, or would have had in the future, a legal duty to maintain are deprived of their support, such persons shall also be indemnified for their loss. Acceptance of the consignment note obliges the consignee to pay to the railway the amounts chargeable to him.

Nevertheless, the rules as to liability may not be made the subject of derogations. The following persons shall not be permitted to travel or may be required to discontinue their journey:.

Within thirty days after receipt of such notification, the person entitled may require the item of luggage to be delivered to him at any station on the route.

It shall in particular have the capacity to enter into contracts, to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable assets and to be a party to legal proceedings. If the person entitled so requires, the railway must carry out an examination of the registered luggage in his presence in order to establish any alleged damage. If weighing by the railway, after the contract of carriage has been made, reveals a difference, the mass ascertained by the forwarding station or, failing that, the mass declared by the consignor, shall still be the basis for calculating the carriage charges:.

The railway shall be relieved of such liability if the loss, damage or delay in delivery was caused by a fault on the part of the passenger, by an order given by the passenger other than as a result of a fault on the part of the railway, by inherent vice of the registered luggage or by circumstances which the railway could not avoid and the consequences of which it was unable to prevent.


The same shall apply to any action brought against those servants and other persons for whom the railway is liable under Article This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat If part of the claim cotiv admitted, the period of limitation shall recommence in respect of that part of the claim still in dispute.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Would you like to keep them? If the loss of the goods is established or if the goods have not arrived on the expiry of the period provided for in Article Regulations concerning the International Haulage of Privat Owners’. The railway may require as security a deposit approximating to the amount of such charges, for which a receipt shall be given.

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Consignments between sending and destination stations situated in the territory of the same State, which pass through the territory of another State only in transit, shall not be subject to the Uniform Rules:. In the case of the death of the passenger the damages shall include:. The burden of proof of defective loading shall rest upon the railway. If the instructions of the consignor change the consignee or the destination station or are given at the station where the goods are being held, the consignor must enter them in the duplicate of the consignment note and present this to the railway.

The signature may be printed or replaced by the despatch stamp. Luggage shall only be forwarded in the above-mentioned manner if the formalities required by Customs or other administrative authorities at departure or during the journey so permit. Nevertheless, if the holder of the voucher so requests in good time, if circumstances permit and if Customs requirements or the requirements of other administrative authorities are not thereby contravened, luggage may be handed back at the forwarding station or delivered at an coitf station on surrender of the registration voucher and, coif the tariffs so require, on production of the ticket.

The supplementary provisions or the international tariffs in force between the railways participating in the carriage may provide for the acceptance of orders other than those listed above. If the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for a sole arbitrator, he shall be selected by mutual agreement between the parties.

The tariffs or timetables may exclude or limit the carriage of registered luggage in certain trains or certain categories of trains or to or from certain stations. The ci, and amendments to the tariffs shall be regarded as duly published from the time when the railway makes all the details thereof available to the users.


Convention Concerning International Carriage By Rail (COTIF)

In that case he must pay the charges in respect of carriage of the item from the forwarding station to the station where delivery is effected and shall refund the compensation received less any charges included therein.

Reservation concerning liability in case of death of. Member States shall send their proposals for amending the Convention cik the Central Office, which shall immediately bring them to the notice of the other Member States.

Oxford Cotiff Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Each Member State also retains the right to regulate or prohibit, strictly for reasons other than safety, the internal transport of certain dangerous goods by rail.

In case of delay in delivery of registered luggage, the railway shall pay in respect of each whole period of twenty-four hours after delivery has been requested, but subject to a maximum of fourteen days:. A Member State may arrange to be represented by another Member State, no State may however represent more than two other States. In the case of joint operation by two railways the person entitled may elect to sue either of them.

The passenger must ensure, on receipt of the luggage registration voucher, that it has been made out in accordance with his instructions. A line or service shall cease to be subject to the Convention one month after the date of notification of its deletion, except for traffic already in transit, which shall be carried to its destination.

You could not be signed in. The method octif compensation, by mass or by item of luggage, shall be determined by the international tariffs. Nevertheless, if the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for five arbitrators, each of the parties may select one arbitrator who is not on the panel. Dec 26, Serbia and Russian Railways to expand cooperation.

If the contents of the consignment are examined for this purpose, the consignor or the consignee, according to whether the verification takes place at the forwarding station or the destination station, shall be invited to be present. The sole arbitrator, or the third or fifth arbitrator, must be of a nationality other than that of either party, unless both are of the same nationality.