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Facilitating trade and transit

With over seven decades of experience, IRU is the global expert in border crossing. 

We help logistics get where they need to be, in a fast and secure way. 

We open up economies, transform land-locked countries into land-linked ones and promote modal cooperation.



Since 1948, IRU has been removing trade barriers between countries and regions. Under a UN mandate, IRU manages the TIR system – the only global transit tool. TIR enables goods to be shipped seamlessly and securely, unleashing trade potential between regions and allowing transport companies to reduce both their costs and delivery times.

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The paper based CMR consignment note is an official document on shipments between senders and transporters. It provides a paper trail of the logistics transfer and is an essential document held by the driver of the truck in relation to the load carried. With e-CMR, transport operators will now be able to input consignment details electronically, store logistics information and exchange data, in real time via a mobile phone or tablet.

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