Saudi Arabia | Riyadh
Saudi Arabia’s decision to accede to TIR will boost trade across the region
Announcing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s accession to the TIR Convention, Saudi Customs hosted an IRU team, led by Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, in Riyadh this week, to offer insights and guidance on TIR as a tool to streamline trade facilitation across the Arabian Gulf.
23 Mar 2017
Middle East | Amman
Amman meetings focus on benefits of TIR expansion to the wider Arab region
Jordan Customs hosted IRU at a workshop to boost understanding of the TIR Convention among regional customs officials, TIR guaranteeing and issuing associations and transport operators. Participants discussed the application of TIR and exchanged ideas on how to extend the global customs transit system to the wider Arab region.
22 Mar 2017
Africa | Algiers
TIR is the solution to trade challenges of the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa
TIR has been recognised as key to revitalising the Trans-Sahara trade corridor – a flagship project to improve the 9,500 kilometer road network from Algiers to Nigeria via Tunisia, Mali, Niger and Chad – which is intended to stimulate very weak trade between the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. With sponsors including the Islamic Development Bank, the Trans-Sahara Highway project promises to unlock trade potential by improving infrastructure and easing border formalities.