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TIR Convention – Transport International Routier (International Road Transport)

TIR Convention - Transport International Routier (International Road Transport)

  • The TIR convention is an international system which simplifies and accelerates the international transport of goods by road. 
  • The principle is straight forward –rather than multiple customs controls at every border, customs authorities seal compartments from the country of origin and unseal them at the country of arrival. 
  • Multiple controls are thus avoided whilst maintaining optimal reliability. 
  • This streamlining of procedures provides the advantage of reduced waiting times at borders and reduced transport costs. 
  • The TIR system was created by the convention relative to the international transport of goods by road in 1959. 
  • The TIR convention of the United Nations, created in 1975 has been in application since 20 March 1978. 
  • International transit operations under TIR do not require national customs documents. The containers are secured, and goods do not require additional checks
  • The advantages of the TIR convention
    • The reduction in transport costs;
    • Simplification of formalities;
    • Reduction in transport delays;
    • Minimized interference;
    • Elimination of customs guarantee deposits at borders.
  • For Customs services
    • The TIR represents a reduction in physical checks;
    • Customs documentation is simplified;
    • The system is protected, especially by the transporters’ registration system;
    • The TIR allows for improved deployment of customs personnel;