Global. Seamless. Certain.
TIR is the only global transit system.
It enables goods to be shipped 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. 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.
The global benefits of TIR
TIR currently comprises 78 Contracting Parties worldwide, and the system is rapidly expanding with more countries expressing interest in joining.
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.
The future of TIR is digital
eTIR 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 30,000 transport and logistics companies use TIR
- TIR is managed by IRU under a UN mandate
- One million TIR carnets are issued every year
- TIR enables transit across any TIR countries under a single guarantee
- TIR offers a maximum protection of up to EUR 100,000 per transport operation
- TIR is an effective tool to implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the revised Kyoto Convention
- TIR is compliant with the World Customs Organization SAFE Framework