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23rd session

The Informal Ad hoc Expert Group on Conceptual and Technical Aspects of Computerization of the TIR Procedure (further referred to as “the Expert Group”) held its twenty-third session on 20 and 21 November 2013 in Brussels, at the kind invitation of the European Commission.
The session was attended by experts from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Experts representing the European Commission (EC) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) also attended the session.
GE.1 welcomed version 4.0a of the eTIR Reference Model and the new version of the XML schemas. It noted that messages are now all aligned to the WCO data model and agreed the secretariat should include tables cross referencing the description of all messages with the XML tags used in XML schemas. While acknowledging it had, to a large extend, completed its mandate, GE.1 also discussed the last remaining steps ahead of it, including a possible need to revise some aspects related to eTIR electronic declarations.

Informal document GE.1 No.6 (2013)


   Informal document GE.1 No.4 (2013) - eTIR Reference Model v.4.0a (Version with track changes)
   Informal document GE.1 No.7 (2013) - Activities of eTIR focal points
   Informal document GE.1 No.8 (2013) - Roles and responsibilities of  eTIR focal points
   Informal document GE.1 No.9 (2013) - E9 message and national requirements
   Informal document GE.1 No.10 (2013) - XML tags (new document, not announced in the agenda)


ECE/TRANS/WP.30/2014/4 (EnglishFrenchRussian)


NCTS Reference data management
D. Jariené


B2C-C2B: TIR Computerization latest progress
P. Grosjean


Roles and responsibilities of eTIR focal points
A. Sceia


Differences between the data contained in message E9 and national data requirements for the TIR procedure
A. Sceia


XML tag names
A. Sceia


Contact and Registration

    Focal point: André Sceia
    Phone: +41 (0)22 917 1313
    E-mail: etir [at]