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Berlin, June 4, 2015 Smartfusion: Smarter urban deliveries a step closer
  The European Commission-funded Smartfusion project on smart urban freight deliveries final event in Berlin showcased how urban policymakers and operators can now analyse the likely success and benefits of applying green vehicle technologies to their city regions and supply chains.

Dubai, June 3, 2015 Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility in the Middle East
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  IRU, IDB and GIZ stage a successful three-day Regional Training Workshop on ''Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning'' for collective transport decision-makers from the Middle East.

Islamabad, June 1, 2015 Pakistan greenlights accession to UN TIR Convention
  Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Nawaz Sharif, has given official approval for the country’s accession to the TIR Convention. An IRU delegation in Islamabad confirmed the good news today and highlighted that Pakistan should sign the United Nations Convention in a few weeks. The effective implementation of TIR will boost trade and increase regional connectivity for Pakistan and Member States of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) by allowing goods to flow freely across all ECO Member States, and soon with China. 

Indeed, TIR is the only tried and tested global Customs transit system that streamlines Customs procedures at borders. With TIR, Customs formalities are done at origin and final destination while advance cargo information and risk management make checks faster and more secure along the way.

Brussels, June 1, 2015 IRU Global Taxi Network expands in North America and Australia
  IRU Global Taxi Network takes on three new partners - MT Data, IT Curves and Mobile Knowledge – expanding coverage to North America and Australia.

Leipzig, May 29, 2015 IRU stresses need for level, competitive playing field and adherence to regulations at ITF World Summit
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  IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, taking part in a panel debate on “What the rise of the sharing economy means for transport” at the International Transport Forum, showcased the IRU Global Taxi Network (GTN) that links high-quality, legal taxi service providers from around the world to allow customers via GTN-certified smartphone apps to access safe and secure taxi services anytime, anywhere as part of an integrated public transport system. The Global Taxi Network currently covers 250,000 taxis on 4 continents, with an average of 30,000 taxis joining every month.

Mr de Pretto also went head-to-head with illegal ride-sharing companies by laying out the clear need for a level, competitive playing field and adherence to regulations. He emphasised the importance of innovation within the taxi sector and the desire to raise the quality of legal taxi services, but also pointed out that regulations had been implemented to protect customer service standards and drivers’ working conditions.

Leipzig, May 29, 2015 IRU voices coach access concerns at ITF World Summit
  The IRU, at a panel discussion organised by POLIS on “Planning Access for Coach Transport in Europe” at the International Transport Forum (ITF) World Summit, laid out the problems confronting European coach operators in many European cities. The IRU’s Vice President and President of the Passenger Transport Council, Yves Mannaerts, focused on difficulties faced in accessing the passenger terminals of other modes and the restrictions imposed, especially in tourist destinations and the cities themselves.
 
At the discussion with EU representatives, the IRU also outlined the work being done to address these issues, such as the legal complaint submitted against Italian city authorities by the IRU, together with its Italian Member ANAV, and shared best practices. Prioritising collective passenger transport should be the focus of any urban mobility plan, with a strong commitment to meet the Smart Move campaign's goal and European Citizens Mobility Forum objective of doubling the use of buses and coaches.
 
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Brussels, May 28, 2015 IRU Projects to help improve animal transport conditions
  IRU Projects embarks on new joint project with 15 partners to develop guidelines ensuring well-being of different animal species during transport.

Brussels, May 27, 2015 Global Taxi Network continues expansion in Canada and Ireland
   The IRU’s Global Taxi Network (GTN) continues its successful global expansion with founding partner, eCab, and now covers additional cities in Canada and Ireland. Customers in Ottawa and Montreal in Canada and Dublin, Ireland can now order high-quality, safe, secure and legal taxi services from their smartphones.

The Global Taxi Network promotes legal, reliable, high-quality and safe services to taxi customers by making use of the latest smartphone technology. Coventry Connections, a company managing a fleet of over 1,600 taxis in the province of Ontario, and Taxi Diamond from Montreal are the newest additions to eCab from Canada. eCab also recently welcomed Xpert Taxis into its global fleet, and two additional Dublin partners, VIP Taxis and National Radio Cabs, will be getting on board in the near future.

Last but not least, eCab is a prominent partner of the French Open tennis tournament, Roland Garros and is offering a chance to win VIP tickets and other prizes.

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Xi’an, May 27, 2015 IRU addresses Customs Heads "One Belt One Road Forum" in China
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  IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, today addressed Heads of Customs and other high level representatives from some 60 countries and intergovernmental organisations, including China's Vice Premier, Mr Wang Yang, UNECE Executive Secretary, Christian Friis Bach, and WCO Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, attending the Forum organised by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GAC) on "Connectivity and Win-Win Development along the Belt and Road". 

The IRU highlighted the trade facilitation and security benefits the TIR System will bring to all TIR countries trading with China, as well as those who will be prompted to join the System, in light of China's imminent accession to the TIR Convention. It was also stressed that TIR will be a key enabler for achieving the Chinese government's "One Belt, One Road" trade and economic development initiative.

Chongqing, May 27, 2015 IRU highlights TIR benefits and new services at ASEM
  IRU General Delegate to Eurasia, Dmitry Cheltsov, addressed the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) in China to showcase the role of international conventions in facilitating trade and transport, and in particular the TIR Convention, to ensure sustainable transport connectivity. Mr Cheltsov explained the advantages of the TIR Convention for intermodal transport, and presented new innovative TIR products, such as iCarnet, TIR+ and the eTIR Pilot, that will open the way to a whole new range of solutions for simple, secure, door-to-door transport by road, sea and rail.


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