The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of some 216 railway undertakings and shipping companies which provide international passenger and/or freight services. 130 organisations are members in their own right, 80 organisations are linked indirectly by being members of CIT associate members. The CIT is an association under Swiss law (Article 60 et seq. ZGB [Swiss Code of Civil Law]) and is based in Bern.

CIT Conference on Carriage of goods under public law restrictions

CIT Conference on Carriage of goods under public law restrictions [PDF]

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the CIT Conference on Carriage of goods under public law restrictions. The conference will be held on 24 May 2018 in the CIT building in Bern. It is aimed exclusively at CIT members, particularly specialise staff working for undertakings involved with the carriage of goods under special authorisation regimes. The event is expected to make a substantial contribution to the development of CIT freight traffic documentation.


CIT-Info 4/2017

CIT-Info 4/2017 [PDF]

  • UNESCAP work on intermodal traffic in North-East and Central Asia
  • New Baku-Tbilissi-Kars (BTK) railway corridor enters service
  • VIC Working Group
  • Progress in the PRR revision procedure
  • CIM Working Group
  • 4th meeting of the Multomodality Committee
  • Law in practice
  • Droit et pratique
  • CIT Itself
  • CIT Calender

Annual report 2016

Annual report 2016 [PDF]

We are very pleased to present you the CIT’s Annual Report 2016.

The CIT has a clear mission: we want to support our members in ways that will enable them to successfully provide international passenger and freight services by rail. Creating transparency between different legal regimes, making harmonised and standardised products available to members and moving ahead with the elimination of legal and administrative barriers – these were the areas we focused on again in 2016.


Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS

Guideline CMR-CIM-SMGS [PDF]

Date April 2017

The CIT and IRU developed a Guideline on the CMR-CIM-SMGS liability regimes. The aim is to publish a comparison between international rail (COTIF/CIM and SMGS) and international road transport law (CMR).

The particular added value of this comparison of legal regimes is that it includes, for the first time, both the CIM and the SMGS provisions, and the comparison extends in geographical terms beyond the scope of COTIF/CIM to that of the SMGS.


New editions for the CIT manuals in Freight traffic and Use of wagons

The new editions of GLV-CIM, GTM-CIT , GLW-CUV and GTW-CIT aim to facilitate the application of the electronic consignment note and electronic wagon note. Their presentation and interactivity have been improved in order to make them more user-friendly.