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Helsinki, Finland
18 - 19 June 2013

The Finnish Customs Administration, in cooperation with the TIR Executive Board, is organizing a training seminar on the Construction of Customs secure vehicles for TIR operations. The seminar will be held on 18-19th of June 2013 in Helsinki.
The seminar aims at capacity building of competent authorities to facilitate a more effective implementation of the relevant provisions of the TIR Convention. It is designed for Customs officials from the Contracting Parties of the TIR Convention who are responsible for the approval and control of TIR vehicles, but it is also open to officials responsible for Customs and transport policies. The first day of the seminar can also be attended by participants of private companies interested in the topic. The seminar will include presentations by Customs experts from various countries as well as by representatives of the TIR Executive Board and UNECE TIR secretariat.
English and Finnish will be the working languages. Full simultaneous interpretation into / from these languages will be provided.
Would you want to participate at this seminar, please register before the 13rd of June by clicking on the "Register" button. 
For more information, please contact the Mr Henrik Lindström, Transit Coordinator, Finnish Customs, e-mail: 
Provisional Agenda
• Tuesday, 18 June 2013
10:00 – 10:30: Welcome and opening of the seminar
10:30 – 11:15: Legal base & technical regulations
11:15 – 12:00: Construction of vehicles
12:00 – 13:30: Lunch break
13:30 – 14:15: Authorization of vehicle inspectors and endorsement of TIR certificates in Finland
14:15 – 14:45: Certification process in Bulgaria
14:45 – 15:30: Certification process in Czech Republic
15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 – 16:45: Certification process in Denmark
16:00 – 16:45: Certification process in Estonia
17:30 – 18:00: Conclusion of the first day and discussion
• Wednesday, 19 June 2013 (only for customs officials)
10:00 – 10:15: Summary of the first day
10:15 – 10:35: Standard approval reports
10:35 – 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30: Inspections at the office of departure / entry and destination / exit  / enforcement issues - cases from real life
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30: Enforcement issues - cases from real life (cont.)
14:30 – 16:30: National experiences (tour de table)
16:30 – 17:15: Conclusions and recommendations