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.

Reissue of CIT products in electronic form

Thanks to the reissue of CIT products in electronic form, the presentation of documents has been modernised and above all the documents are much more user-friendly.

Several products were already reissued according the new system: GLV-CIM, GTM-CIT , GLW-CUV and GTW-CIT (1 January 2017), MIRT and AIV (9 December 2018), GLV-CIM/SMGS, GR-CIM/SMGS , GTC-CIM and GTC-EurAsia (1 January 2019).

The remaining CIT documentation will be reissued by the end of 2019.


CIT-Info 3/2018

CIT-Info 3/2018 [PDF]

  • Speeding up CIM/SMGS Eurasian freight shipments
  • Decisions of the OTIF General Assembly 2018
  • CIT/UIC Conference of Passenger Claims Departments
  • The CIM Working Group of the CIT met for the first time with its new Chair
  • Multimodality at the core of the CIT’s work
  • Revision of the CUI Uniform Rules
  • The E-GTC-I
  • Law and practice
  • CIT Itself
  • Calendar CIT

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017 [PDF]

We are very pleased to present you the CIT’s Annual Report 2017.

The CIT had a successful year in 2017. We were able to publish a range of new or updated CIT products for freight, passenger and multimodal transport.

The Annual Report 2017 gives you an overview of this work.


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.