Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) is the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) basic text. It governs the running of the Organization, as well as its objectives, attributions, relations with the Member States and its activities in general. COTIF enables legal interoperability to be extended and technical interoperability to be improved and contributes to the development of multimodal transport. It contains seven Appendices setting out:
a) technical functional requirements;
b) model contracts for the carriage of passengers and goods.