The International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) is an association of some 200 railway undertakings and shipping companies which provide international passenger and/or freight services. 120 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.
CCTT and CIT cooperation
According to the CCTT-CIT Memorandum of Co-operation the organizations are working on international transport law harmonization.
The CCTT Secretariat and expert group participated in the CIT/OSJD seminar on practical use of the common CIM/SMGS consignment note (30 November 2011, Bern).
In Paris, on 12 December 2012, the Secretary General of the CCTT, Gennadiy Bessonov, and the Secretary General of the CIT, Cesare Brand, signed a Programme of Coopera-tion between the Coordinating Council on Transsiberian Transportation and the International Rail Transport Com-mittee for the period from 2013 to 2015. The protocol is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the CIT and the CCTT of 10 May 2011.
The two organisations place a high priority on establishing unified railway law and in particular on preparing general terms and conditions for transsiberian transport services on Euro-Asia transport corridors (GTC EurAsia).