TIR is a tried and tested tool that facilitates trade to drive global growth and inclusive development. It is an excellent solution for the digital economy and is used every day by thousands of transport and logistics companies, drivers, and customs officials.
TIR is a tried and tested tool that facilitates trade to drive global growth and inclusive development.
It is the key to faster border crossings for truck drivers, which means lower costs for transport and logistics companies and customs authorities. TIR also directly contributes to implementing key goals of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) such as measures to enhance transparency, clearance of goods, freedom of transit and customs cooperation, and the publication and availability of information.
TIR connects continents
Many countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America are looking to join TIR to experience the benefits it has brought to Europe and Central Asia over the last seven decades. TIR now connects more continents and countries than ever.
A successful global partnership
Established in 1949 to help rebuild a war-torn Europe, TIR has proved to be an effective tool to build international trade and commercial links. In 1959 the United Nations underpinned the TIR Convention, starting one of its most successful public-private partnerships, and set the foundations for the only globally applicable customs transit system.
Today TIR has more than 70 contracting countries around the world, and it is expanding rapidly with over 20 countries looking to join.
TIR is global
Global impact of TIR
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