Europe | Athens
COVID-19 border restrictions: lessons to learn
With the pandemic still at its peak in some parts of the world, and with fears of a second wave in others, unilateral border restrictions are still being put in place by countries, often with dramatic effects on goods transport and the essential workers and drivers who steer our products across international borders.
22 Sep 2020 · People, Prosperity
Eurasia | Tashkent
TIR: from Iran to Uzbekistan, through Afghanistan for the first time
Following several successful pilot operations in Central Asia and the Persian Gulf, a new TIR corridor has been activated from Iran to Uzbekistan, using the route via Afghanistan for the first time.
25 Aug 2020 · Prosperity
Middle East | Muscat
Oman joins the club of TIR operational countries
Oman is the latest country in the Gulf region to become TIR operational, unlocking its regional and international trade potential.
24 Aug 2020 · Prosperity
Middle East | Dubai
First Saudi TIR export shipment speeds across UAE border
The first TIR shipment from Saudi Arabia has arrived safely in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Operating under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee, Almajdouie Logistics moved almost 25 tonnes of aluminium across the border, taking advantage of the TIR electronic pre-declaration (EPD) application to reduce waiting times at customs from two days to just four hours.
7 Aug 2020 · Prosperity
India | Mumbai
TIR helps open up India-Iran-Afghanistan intermodal trade
The first intermodal transport, using TIR from India via Chabahar port in Iran, was completed last week.
17 Mar 2020 · Prosperity
Middle East | Riyadh
TIR journeys now operational in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
In close collaboration between national guaranteeing associations, Customs Authorities and the IRU, a TIR transport operation starting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amman, Jordan via the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia successfully concluded this week.
30 Jan 2020 · Prosperity
Middle East | Tehran
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) members approve an action plan to speed up trade
Meeting in Tehran last week, members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) reviewed studies on two new corridors - Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) and Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) and approved an action plan to improve their soft and hard infrastructure
6 Dec 2019 · Corporate, Environment
Middle East | Riyadh
Saudi Arabia to implement TIR, boosting trade links with Gulf neighbours
Saudi Arabia has announced that it is in the final stages of operationalising the TIR system, strengthening the strategic position of the Kingdom as a regional trade and transit logistics hub.
14 Oct 2019 · Corporate, Environment
Middle East | Beirut
IRU and UN ESCWA forge closer ties
IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, met with the new United Nations Under-Secretary General and UN ESCWA Executive Secretary, Rola Dashti, this week in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss deepening cooperation on road safety, transport and trade-related issues.
28 Jun 2019 · Corporate, Environment
Middle East | Mumbai
Chabahar Port opens for TIR with first Afghan-Iran-India transport
Chabahar Port is now a critical TIR trade gateway to and from India, linking the country to Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russia and eventually Europe.
13 Mar 2019 · Corporate, Environment
Qatar | Geneva
Qatar gets set for transport upgrade
Qatar gets set for transport upgrade A Qatari delegation visit to Geneva today demonstrates the nation’s determination to activate TIR and to work with IRU to strengthen transport and trade potential for the region.