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List of EU sensitive goods to shorten as of 1 August 2004

17 July 2004
Following the enlargement of the European Union on 1 May 2004 and some modifications of European Community Customs regulations, the IRU, its member associations and the insurers of the TIR system have reviewed the list of sensitive goods for which the IRU and its associations have denounced their guarantee and which, subsequently, are excluded from the TIR procedure on the territory of the European Union .
As a result, the four following goods will be deleted from the list and be covered by the TIR guarantee on the EU territory as of 1 August 2004:
HS Code Description
0102 Live bovine animals
08030011 plantains
08030019 other bananas (than fresh)
08030090 dried bananas

The remaining list of goods for which the TIR guarantee is still excluded on the territory of the 25 Member States of the EU, even after 1 August 2004, looks as follows:
HS Code Description
020210, 020220, 020230 Meat of bovine animals, frozen
040210, 040221, 040229, 040291, 040299 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040510, 040590 Butter and other fats and oil derived from milk
Ex 080300 Fresh bananas, excluding plantains
170111, 170112, 170191, 170199 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form

It should also be noted that the tobacco and alcohol products, as referred to in Explanatory Note 0.8.3 to Article 8.3 of the TIR Convention, remain excluded from the TIR guarantee in all Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention.
Further details on the issue may be obtained from the TIR secretariat or the International Road Transport Union (IR