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ORGANISATION FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN RAILWAYS (OSJD)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Foundation date:

June 28, 1956 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Headquarters:

Warsaw (Poland)

Working languages:

Russian, Chinese

Official website:

http://osjd.org

Number of participants (countries):

28 countries

Structure and main deliberative bodies:

Ministers Conference, Conference of General Directors, 5 Commissions and 2 Permanent Working Groups, Plenipotentiary Representatives Meeting, Commissions Meeting

Basic document:

OSJD Regulations

Link on regulatory legal acts:

http://osjd.org/doco/public/ru?STRUCTURE_ID=5026

 

THE MAIN DIRECTIONS OF THE OSJD ARE:

• Development and improvement of the international railroad transportation, particularly in the communication between Europe and Asia, including the combined transportation;

• Formation of a coherent transport policy for the international railroad transportation, developing an action strategy of the railroad transport and that of the OSJD;

• Improving the international transport law, conducting business under the Agreement on International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (AIV), the Agreement on International Goods Transport by Rail (SMGS) and under the other legal documents related to the international railroad transportation;

• Cooperation in order to address the problems related to the economic, information, scientific, technical and environmental aspects of railroad transportation;

• Development of the measures to increase the competitiveness of the railroad transportation in relation to the other transport modes;

• Cooperation in the field of the railways operation and in the technical issues related to the further development of international railroad transportation;

• Cooperation with the international organizations that operate in the field of railroad transportation, including the combined transportation.

 

OSJD BODIES

The OSJD Ministers Conference (MC) is the supreme OSJD governing body. The Ministers Conference considers and takes decisions at the governmental level concerning all matters related to the OSJD field of activities, taking into account the proposals of the OSJD Railway General Directors Conference. The Ministerial Meeting is usually held once a year.

The Conference of General Directors (authorized representatives) of OSJD Railways (CGD) is the highest OSJD steering body on the level of railways and railway undertakings. The Conference organizes work and makes decisions on the issues related to the OSJD fields of activities within the capacity of railways and railway undertakings. The Conference is usually held once a year.

The Ministers Conference and the General Directors Conference take decisions within their competence on the following issues:

- setting-up of working and other bodies, as well as their quantity, structure, work programme, duties, active life and their working procedure;

- appointment of the Committee’s managerial staff and post distribution between the OSJD members of the chairmen and specialists of the OSJD Commissions and experts of the OSJD Permanent Working Groups and on other matters related to the OSJD activities.

 

JSC NC KTZ IN THE OSJD

Since June 1993, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been a member of the OSJD.

Kazakhstan's membership in the OSJD became an important step for further development and improvement of the country's railway industry and increased its influence and prestige at the international level.

Kazakhstan, as a part of the Agreement on International Goods Transport by Rail (SMGS), is involved in the work to improve it with bringing up the changes and addendums to the SMGS related to the “CIM/SMGS Electronic Document/Invoice” project and the updating of the Dangerous Goods Transportation Rules (Appendix 2 of the SMGS). Technical conditions of the goods placement and mounting (Appendix 3 of the SMGS).

Kazakhstan, as a part of the Agreement on International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (AIV), is also involved in the implementation of the current AIV.

As a part of the Unified Transit Tariff (UTT) and International Transit Tariff (ITT), Agreements, JC “NC ‘KTZH’” makes proposals to improve the existing Agreements and to update both Tariffs with the aim of harmonizing the tariff rules and conditions for the transportation of the transit cargo in UTT and in ITT.

As a part of the Rules of Use of Wagons in International Traffic (PPW) JSC “NC ‘KTZH’”, along with the railways, worked to improve the existing (PPW) Agreement with the aim of the unification of the passenger and other carriages repairing prices.

JSC “NC ‘KTZH’” is also working in the framework of the Rules on the Use of Freight Wagons in the International Communication Agreement (PGW) and the International Passenger and Freight Rail Regulations (PRGF) improvement along with the railways.

It should be noted that at present, the codification of the OSJD fundamental regulations as part of the discussion and adoption of the text of the Direct International Railway Communication Convention on the sidelines of the International (intergovernmental) conference on the adoption of the text of this Convention, is executed with the participation of the JSC “NC ‘KTZH’”.