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François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
François davenne  intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)
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François davenne intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail (otif)

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  • 1. OTIF ORGANISATION INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LES TRANSPORTS INTERNATIONAUX FERROVIAIRES ZWISCHENSTAATLICHE ORGANISATION FÜR DEN INTERNATIONALEN EISENBAHNVERKEHR INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE BY RAIL OTIF: Technical and legal compatibility with the European market Secretary General of OTIF François Davenne
  • 2. OTIF2 The Organisation’s mission: Unified railway law to connect Europe, Asia and Africa OTIF OSJD OTIF & OSJD OTIF & EUOTIF & OSJD & EU GCC
  • 3. OTIF3 UIC 1435mm and 1520/1524mm gauge (as at 01.05.2014) 1435mm gauge (UIC Standard gauge) 1520/1524mm gauge Others or multiple gauge widths Multiple gauge widths including 1435mm gauge
  • 4. OTIF4 The Staff • Legal department: 3 experts responsible for private law issues • Technical department: 3 experts responsible for implementing uniform prescriptions compatible with EU law. • RID department: 2 experts coordinating regulations on the international carriage of dangerous goods Secretariat – Organigram Applicable from 14/04/2014 Communication N S.Flûckiger (CH) Communication/Press A.Elkaroubi (MA) – Young expert Management F.Davenne Secretary General (F) C.Del Olmo Counsellor(E) ExecutiveSecretariat : F.Jäggi (CH) –IT/Protocol Translation D.Ashman (GB) J.Meenken (D) E.Croner (F) Administration and Finances C.Nébati (F) S.Burri (CH) Accounts/Building F.Jäggi (CH)–IT/Protocol R.Waber-Niederhauser (CH) - HR V.Smiljanić (CH) Secretariat /supportIT/Website E.Kabamba (CH) Secretariat/Travel Dangerous Goods J.Conrad (D) K.Guricová (SK) Railway Technology B.Leermakers (NL) P.Sorger (SK) D.Nesic (SRB) J.Hampl (CZ) –Youngexpert Law C.Del Olmo (E) E.Hammerschmiedová(CZ) I.P.Gries (F) D.Galushko (UA) –Young expert
  • 5. OTIF5 The partnerships •Third circle: Professional and user associations in the rail sector •Fourth circle: Professional associations outside the rail sector •Second circle: preferred partners•First circle: Member States and/or member cooperation organisations of OTIF Member States EU Member States EU International organisations (OSJD,UNECE...) ERA CIT International organisations (OSJD,UNECE...) ERA CIT CER Railnet Europe UNIFE UIP Dangerous goods industry CER Railnet Europe UNIFE UIP Dangerous goods industry WCO ITJ FIATA WCO ITJ FIATA OTIFOTIF
  • 6. OTIF6 The Tasks • CIM/CIV/CUV/CUI : Developing standard contracts to help define liability regimes for: - Passengers; - Freight; - Use of Vehicles; - Use of the Infrastructure. These Uniform Rules are developed with CIT, UIP, UIC, OSJD and UNECE • ATMF/UTP: Ensuring technical compatibility for rolling stock with CER, EU, ERA and UIC • RID department: coordinating regulations on the international carriage of dangerous goods with EU, OSJD and UNECE (ADR/ADN). => a coordination and interfacing role
  • 7. OTIF7 One geographical vision: a unified legal framework • The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail offers all States and regional economic integration organisations a "neutral" legal framework. • The Gulf Cooperation Council has recently signed a MOU with OTIF. • Common approaches will facilitate cooperation, investments and operations. • Development of "interface law« . • Framework providing legal and geographical flexibility centred on the European market place. OTIF OSJD OTIF & OSJD OTIF & EUOTIF & OSJD & EU GCC
  • 8. OTIF8 The specific characteristics of OTIF European Union: - Technical rules for interoperability and safety -Internal regulation of transport contracts - Implementation of liberal regulations for the rail market. OSJD: - Technical rules for interoperability and safety -Internal regulation of conditions of transport -Administrative regulation of the rail market. OTIF: Regulations on international rail transport - Technical rules for interoperability/dangerous goods -Regulation of transport contracts - No prerequisite for regulating the rail market.
  • 9. OTIF9 An example : developing uniform freight contracts for Eurasia OTIF OSJD CIM: Regulatory model contract Contractofcarriage/ Consignmentnote Detailed provisions developed by the sector Detailed provisions established through regulations Regulatory model contract CIT SMGS How to develop a contract of carriage / a single consignment note? UNECE OTIF/OSJD Common annex: Regulatory model contract Eurasian
  • 10. OTIF10 Maritime lines to develop the railways’ hinterland: The example of CIM lines in the Baltic Sea
  • 11. OTIF11 CIM lines in Mediterranean sea : Europe as hinterland
  • 12. OTIF12 Removing obstacles to international traffic • Freight transport by rail is the most appropriate way to carry goods over a long distance. However, many obstacles hinder the proper functioning of international rail transport: • These obstacles must be overcome for the railways to deliver goods in a transparent, economical, fast and secure manner. => To this end, OTIF considers that obstacles should be listed through the study of 3 corridors: 1. A corridor for land transport only between Russia/China and Germany 2. A corridor passing through Turkey – with an intermodal part on the Black Sea – as an attempt to carry goods by train from Pakistan to Europe, via Iran 3. A Euro-Maghreb corridor between Tunisia and Morocco, crossing Algeria, with possible links to EU corridors and reaching Northern European markets via the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 13. OTIF13 The EU’s accession to COTIF • The EU’s accession to COTIF in July 2011 is an opportunity to develop uniform railway law • EU and OTIF have a complementary approach : – COTIF CIM and CIV are based on a contractual philosophy; – EU law is by nature public law; – With regard to technical regulation, OTIF has a bridging role, in order to ensure interoperability on the largest possible scale. => OTIF provides a level playing field for freight by rail
  • 14. OTIF14 The administrative arrangements between ERA/Commission/OTIF of 24 October 2013 • ERA is developing safety and interoperability concepts under the control of the EU Member States and the Commission. • Definition of common priorities: – a road map for the transposition of the technical specifications for interoperability; – setting up effective working relations; – prior involvement of the States parties that are not EU members; – cooperation on registers. => Involvement of the non Member States of the EU for a uniform technical environment.
  • 15. OTIF15 A road map towards interoperability Exchange of vehicles InteroperabilityExchange of vehicles Interoperability OTIF to assist with legal and technical implementation where requested OTIF to assist with legal and technical implementation where requested 2009 2015 2017 2020 2013
  • 16. OTIF1616 Verification Admission Operation Main actors for verification, admission and operation
  • 17. OTIF17 Principles of the relationship between OTIF and the Commission/ERA • Regular management level meetings • Organisation of joint workshops: first workshop organised in Bonn on 6 February 2014 on the inter-vehicle interfaces for passenger coaches • Put in place a procedure for the consultation and participation of non EU Member States in ERA's work • Agreement on coordinating the vehicle registers and exchanges of information. => Ensure total compatibility and a broader vision
  • 18. OTIF ORGANISATION INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LES TRANSPORTS INTERNATIONAUX FERROVIAIRES ZWISCHENSTAATLICHE ORGANISATION FÜR DEN INTERNATIONALEN EISENBAHNVERKEHR INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE BY RAIL Thank you for your attention Secretary General of OTIF François Davenne

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