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Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)

Treaty data

Treaty number 000642
Date of conclusion 09-05-1980
Place of conclusion Bern
Provisional application
Entry into force 01-05-1985
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
Consolidated text 0004155

Comment

The membership of Lebanon and Iraq was suspended by decision of the General Assembly at its 4th session, Athens, 8 - 11 September 1997. The decision took effect at the time the Final Document of the General Assembly was adopted, i.e. 11 September 1997. At the request of Syria, its membership was suspended by the Administrative Committee at its 125th session, Berne, 29 – 30 June 2016. The suspension of Syria’s membership took effect on 1 August 2016.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional
application
Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands (in Europe) 01-05-1985
Netherlands (Bonaire)
Netherlands (Sint Eustatius)
Netherlands (Saba)
Aruba
Curaçao
Sint Maarten

PartiesParties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional
application
RatificationS=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification A=Accession Su=Succession NK=Not Known Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Afghanistan 07-11-2018 (A) 01-05-2019
Albania 01-06-1984 (A) 01-05-1985
Algeria 23-12-1980 28-11-1991 (R) 01-03-1992
Armenia 30-12-2010 (A) 01-07-2011
Austria 09-05-1980 08-03-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Azerbaijan 12-05-2015 (A) 01-11-2015
Belgium 12-06-1980 02-06-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Bosnia and Herzegovina 05-08-1996 (A) 01-10-1996
Bulgaria 09-05-1980 15-07-1982 (R) 01-05-1985
Croatia 30-09-1992 (A) 01-12-1992
Czech Republic 13-12-1993 (A) 01-02-1994
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 28-01-1983 (A) 01-05-1985
Denmark 09-05-1980 18-06-1981 (R) 01-05-1985
Estonia 20-08-2008 (A) 01-01-2009
EU (European Union) 23-06-2011 (A) 01-07-2011
Finland 09-05-1980 15-08-1984 (R) 01-05-1985
France 09-05-1980 03-09-1982 (R) 01-05-1985
Georgia 24-10-2011 (A) 01-05-2012
Germany 09-05-1980 27-02-1985 (R) 01-05-1985
Greece 13-05-1980 23-09-1986 (R) 01-11-1986
Hungary 09-05-1980 14-01-1982 (R) 01-05-1985
Iran 09-05-1980 12-04-1985 (R) 01-10-1985
Iraq 22-09-1980 08-11-1984 (R) 01-05-1985
Ireland 23-12-1980 09-09-1986 (R) 01-11-1986
Italy 09-05-1980 01-03-1985 (R) 01-05-1985
Latvia 23-02-2000 (A) 01-09-2000
Lebanon 09-05-1980 01-12-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Liechtenstein 22-05-1980 30-01-1985 (R) 01-05-1985
Lithuania 21-09-1995 (A) 01-11-1995
Luxembourg 09-05-1980 27-07-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Monaco 06-12-1989 (A) 01-02-1990
Montenegro 21-12-2009 (A) 01-07-2010
Morocco 09-05-1980 02-06-1987 (R) 01-08-1987
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 09-05-1980 15-01-1982 (R) 01-05-1985
North Macedonia 27-02-1996 (A) 01-06-1996
Norway 09-05-1980 12-09-1984 (R) 01-05-1985
Pakistan 21-02-2013 (A) 01-09-2013
Poland 09-05-1980 07-01-1985 (R) 01-05-1985
Portugal 11-12-1980 07-07-1986 (R) 01-11-1986
Romania 09-05-1980 14-06-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Russian Federation 21-08-2009 (A) 01-02-2010
Serbia 24-01-2001 (A) 01-08-2001
Slovakia 24-03-1994 (A) 01-06-1994
Slovenia 15-12-1992 (A) 01-02-1993
Spain 27-11-1980 15-01-1982 (R) 01-05-1985
Sweden 09-05-1980 25-03-1985 (R) 01-05-1985
Switzerland 09-05-1980 08-11-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Syria 09-05-1980 11-10-1985 (R) 01-12-1985
Tunisia 09-05-1980 02-07-1984 (R) 01-05-1985
Turkey 29-12-1980 20-06-1985 (R) 01-10-1985
Ukraine 11-09-2003 (A) 01-01-2004
United Kingdom 09-05-1980 10-05-1983 (R) 01-05-1985
Yugoslavia (< 25-06-1991) 02-08-1982 (A) 01-05-1985

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Protocol 1990 containing amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 20-12-1990 Bern
Additional provisions explaining how the Uniform Rules concerning the Contract for International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (CIV), Appendix A to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), apply in the event that the railway infrastructure is managed separately from the operation of railway services 26-11-1993 Bern
Additional provisions explaining how the Uniform Rules concerning the Contract for International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM), Appendix B to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), apply in the event that the railway infrastructure is managed separately from the operation of railway services 26-11-1993 Bern
Protocol of 3 June 1999 for the Modification of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 (Protocol 1999) 03-06-1999 Vilnius
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) and the Appendices 21-12-2009 Bern
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) and the Appendices 30-06-2010 Bern
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) and the Appendices 22-05-2014 Bern
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) and Appendices 26-06-2014 Bern
Amendment of Appendix B (CIM) to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 20-04-2015 Bern
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 30-09-2015 Bern
Amendments to the Appendices to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 30-09-2015 Bern
Amendment of the Annex to Appendix C (RID) to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 25-05-2016 Bern
Amendments of Appendices F (APTU) and G (ATMF) to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 28-02-2018 Bern
Amendment of the Annex to Appendix C (RID) to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 30-05-2018 Bern
Amendments to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 26-09-2018 Bern
Amendments to the Appendices E (CUI) and G (ATMF) and adoption of Appendix H (EST) to the Convention concerning the International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 26-09-2018 Bern
Amendment of the Annex to Appendix C (RID) to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) 13-06-2020 Bern
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