Harmonisation of the International Transport Law
The CCTT Working Group on Harmonization of International Transport Law (CCTT WG HITL) was established in accordance with the protocol decision of the 26th Plenary Session of the “Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation” International Association (CCTT) dated September 21, 2017, held in Beijing.
The CCTT Working Group on Harmonization of International Transport Law on an ongoing basis works on the analysis of the modern regulatory framework governing international rail freight transport, in particular: the existing legal system within the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), the Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSZD), UN Regional Commissions (UNECE and UNESCAP).
Within the group, proposals are drawn up for current changes and additions to the regulatory legal framework governing international rail freight (SMGS, Contract for the use of freight cars in international traffic, Contract for Rules for the settlement of international freight and passenger rail traffic, accepted changes to samples shipping documents CIM / SMGS).
For the purpose of forming proposals for updating international treaties and agreements regulating international rail freight transport, the following areas are defined:
Expansion of the geography of applying the CIM/SMGS consignment note by extending its scope to transit traffic from/to Finland, Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), as well as continuing to work with Chinese railways and Chinese consignors to increase the number of routes in the direction of China - Europe with the making out of the CIM / SMGS consignment note.
Creating a regulatory legal framework governing international multimodal transport.
Creating a regulatory legal framework governing international rail container and piggyback transportation.
Improving the automated information system of electronic interaction with customs authorities, which allows you to exchange electronic data and documents with a single automated information system of the Federal Customs Service during customs operations with export and import goods, and transfer to electronic form of customs operations related to the completion of customs transit, and also implementation of transit declaration in automatic mode.
The activity of the CCTT WG HITL ultimately contributes to the development of proposals for updating international treaties and agreements regulating international rail freight transport, and also contributes to the creation of an improved regulatory legal framework that meets the interests of all participants in the transportation process.
On September 11, 2018, a meeting of the CCTT WG HITL was held regarding the review of the current legal framework governing international rail transport, the formation of proposals and the updating of the group's work plan for the period up to 2019.