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Road transport operators on the front line as driver shortages and skills gaps worsen
Truck driver shortages are expected to increase in 2021 by over a quarter on 2020 levels in almost all of the 23 countries surveyed in IRU’s recent global survey of road transport firms.
First TIR transport from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, via Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
A truck run by Uzbek TIR carrier Asad Trans Logistics has transported tanned leather from Kyrgyzstan via Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to Pakistan, using this corridor for the first time. The corridor is now fully operational under TIR, boosting security for transport and trade in the region.
Electronic TIR framework enters into force across globe in huge boost to trade facilitation
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.