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;