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The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) has been established by the Contracting Parties to the Convention (Article 58 ter) to enhance international cooperation among Customs authorities in the application of the TIR Convention and to establish an inter-governmental organ to supervise and to provide support in the application of the TIR procedure and the international guarantee system.
The Board is composed of 9 members who are elected by the Governments which are Contracting Parties to the Convention.
The TIRExB is inter alia mandated to supervise the centralized printing and distribution of TIR Carnets, oversee the operation of the international guarantee and insurance system and coordinate and foster exchange of intelligence among Customs and other Governmental authorities.
The decisions of the TIRExB are executed by a TIR Secretary who is assisted by a small secretariat. The TIR Secretary shall be a member of the UN/ECE secretariat. The operation of the TIRExB is financed, for the time being, through a levy on each TIR Carnet issued.