Global. Seamless. Certain.
TIR is a globally applicable international customs transit and guarantee system.
It enables goods to be shipped from a country of origin, through transit countries, to a country of destination in sealed load compartments that are controlled by customs via a multilateral, mutually recognised system. It is the easiest, safest and most reliable way to move goods across multiple international borders, saving time and money for transport operators and customs authorities.
What is TIR?
TIR streamlines procedures at borders, reducing the administrative burden for customs authorities and for transport and logistics companies. It cuts border waiting times significantly, saving time and money.
TIR is global
TIR has more than 70 contracting countries around the world, and it is expanding rapidly with over 20 further countries looking to join.
How TIR works
TIR enables goods to transit from a country of origin to a country of destination in sealed load compartments that are controlled by customs via a multilateral, mutually recognised system.
TIR is digital
Fully digital TIR enables the system’s capabilities to be harmonised with other digitalised procedures in the multi-modal fields of logistics, transport, eCustoms and other relevant domains.
Quick facts about TIR
- Cuts transport time by up to 80% and costs by up to 38%
- Over 34,000 transport and logistics companies use TIR to quickly and reliably move goods across international borders
- 1.2 million TIR transports in 2017
- Uses a single guarantee allowing operators to move goods in transit across any TIR countries
- More than 70 signatory countries to the TIR Convention around the world
- An international guarantee covers all customs duties and taxes at risk, with a maximum protection of EUR 100,000 per transport operation
- Is an effective tool to implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the revised Kyoto Convention
- Compliant with the World Customs Organization SAFE Framework
- Supports the achievement of the objectives of the revised Kyoto Convention