The fact is that, in its annex, the regulation refers to an international agreement (Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail
- COTIF), which states that force majeure is a ground for exclusion of compensation.
ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2011 (Frontier Star): As part of its endeavour to expand rail network to Europe, Central Asia and Middle East, Pakistan is set to become member of Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail
(OTIF) soon, the Railways Minister said Sunday.
The interplay between COGSA and the Carmack Amendment has been a source of judicial discrepancy in cases where a single, multimodal bill of lading incorporates the terms of COGSA to govern both an international carriage by vessel and an inland carriage by rail
. (14) Most circuits addressing the issue have held that the Carmack Amendment does not apply to the inland portion of shipments under a through bill of lading unless the inland carrier issues a separate, domestic bill of lading.
It is a question of the agreements dubbed ADR (European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road), RID (regulations on the international carriage by rail
of dangerous goods) and ADN (European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by inland waterways).
It joined on 23 June, in Berne, Switzerland, with its signature of the Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail
The meeting approved the Membership of Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail
(OTIF) of Government of Pakistan and Accession to Convention on Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail
(COTIF) of Government of Iran& Turkey.
It is also expected to authorise the signature of an agreement between the EU and the Organisation for International Carriage by Rail
(OTIF), under which the EU becomes a party to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail
(COTIF), aimed at promoting, improving and facilitating international rail traffic.