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The new legal framework for the full digitalisation of the TIR system (the so-called eTIR) enters into force today, opening eTIR to 77 countries across five continents. This landmark change will allow for completely paperless cross-border transit of goods, under the customs guarantee of the TIR
Recognizing the vital importance of mobility and connectivity for sustainable economic development and taking stock of key challenges, UNECE has consolidated its work in this cross-cutting area to help countries leverage its tools to steer recovery efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals
The legal provisions providing the legal basis for the complete digitalization of the United Nations TIR Convention (the so-called eTIR) - the only global customs transit system, facilitating trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across
The social and economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The early responses to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted all transport operations, leading to severe
The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. It is causing disruption and human suffering around the world. Its far-reaching social, economic and multidimensional impacts will be felt across all corners of the globe for some time to come. The measures to contain the
International movement and connectivity are facing unprecedented challenges as an increasing number of countries around the world close their borders and impose travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The patchwork of uncoordinated measures taken complicates compliance by
Countries have adopted provisions providing the legal basis for the paperless operation of the United Nations TIR Convention (the so-called eTIR) - the only global customs transit system, facilitating trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across
Ministers of Transport and high-level officials from across the globe came to the Transport Week of the 81st plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), to debate on cutting-edge issues, including automation and digitalization in transport, and participate in the discussion of a
Saudi Arabia has become the 74th Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system. Joining the Convention facilitates trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across borders.More than 30% of global trade crosses the Red Sea, making Saudi
Qatar has become the 73rd Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, to facilitate trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across its borders.Qatar’s accession is an important milestone for improving road and multimodal transport
The State of Palestine has become the 72nd Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, which facilitates trade and the secure movement of goods across borders.The TIR Convention (1975), which facilitates the transport of goods between countries
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that the TIR customs transit system has been fully implemented and is ready to begin operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the coming months. The TIR Convention (1975), which facilitates the transport of goods between countries, is the only
The computerization of the customs transit procedure under the TIR Convention will boost international transport and trade by improving the efficiency and security of customs procedures through enhanced data management.The full transition to an electronic TIR customs transit procedure will be
Pakistan has taken a key step towards the development of international economic corridors with its regional trading partners and the rest of the world with the ratification of the United Nations TIR Convention. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in
An electronic TIR system could greatly improve the efficiency, speed and transparency of the TIR system, reduce administrative burdens and increase efficiency of international freight. This is why UNECE and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on
The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS) decided on 26 February to prolong the agreement with the Association of International Road Carriers (ASMAP) until 30 June 2015, thus guaranteeing the implementation of the TIR Convention in the Russian Federation until that date.This was
The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) held its 59th session on 30 June and 1 July 2014, just hours before the announced termination of the guarantee agreement between the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS) and the national TIR guarantor (ASMAP).The restrictions placed by FCS on
The Administrative Committee of the TIR Convention held an extraordinary high-level session on 12 June 2014. The high level delegations of ministries of Finance, ministries of Transport, national Customs authorities, and diplomatic representatives of some Contracting Parties came together to
The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) held an extra-ordinary session in Geneva on 27 August 2013 to discuss the decision announced by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (RFCS) on 5 July 2013 to require additional guarantees for goods carried under cover of a TIR Carnet, announced to
Geneva The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in close co-operation with the Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, organizes a Regional TIR training seminar in Sarajevo, on 29 and 30 March 2011. The seminar is aimed at increasing the capacity of the
Geneva On Friday 19 November 2010, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) acting on behalf of the 68 Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention, and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) signed an agreement which authorizes IRU to print and distribute TIR Carnets