Arbitration Court for Transport at the Romanian Association of International Road Transport is an independent body specialised on dispute settlement in the area of transport and related activities (customs brokers` and freight forwarders` activities, storage and handling of goods, postal and courier services).
In accordance with its role of alternative specialized out-of-court form of dispute resolution, the Arbitration Court for Transport provides prompt and impartial settlement of disputes arising out of the legal relationship in transport and related activities, as well as other disputes submitted to the jurisdiction of the Arbitration Court for Transport.
Arbitration Court for Transport was created and is operating permanently at the Romanian Association of International Road Transport according to the rules, being part of the Arbitration Code on Transport and Related activities, applicable to all the disputes submitted to the court`s jurisdiction in line with the arbitration agreement.
The activities of the Arbitration Court for Transport comply with the Constitution of Romania, internal legislation, legislation of the European Union and international conventions to which Romania is party. Arbitration Court for Transport has all necessary premises and equipment as well as competent personnel.
Romanian Association for International Road Transport (ARTRI) is the national issuing and guaranteeing association for TIR system. ARTRI provides guarantee for TIR carnets issued by itself as well as by other associations - members of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in compliance with the provisions of the Art.65 p.2 of the Technical Rules of Transit Regime Application under cover of TIR carnets, approved by the Order of the President of the National Fiscal Administration Agency N1420/2014, published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I, N508 of 8 July 2014.
Arbitration Court for Transport consists of Board and Secretariat.
The Board of the Arbitration Court for Transport has the following functions:
- representing the Arbitration Court for Transport in relations with the Romanian Association of International Road Transport as well as with the third parties;
- administration of current activities of the Arbitration Court for Transport;
- creation and annual updating of the optional list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court for Transport;
- annual elections of the Chairman of the Board;
- coordination of the Arbitration Court personnel activities.
The Secretariat of the Arbitration Court for Transport provides functioning of the registry, secretariat and archive of the Arbitration Court for Transport.
The Senior Arbitration Assistant is responsible for the functioning of the Secretariat.
Arbitration activities are being executed by the arbitrators mentioned in the optional list of arbitrators and appointed by the Arbitration Court for Transport or by the parties to the dispute.
Arbitrators mentioned in the optional list of arbitrators are legal experts, academics and other reputable professionals.