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TIR

Global. Seamless. Certain.

TIR is the only global transit 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.

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    The global benefits of TIR

    TIR has 76 Contracting Parties around the world, and it is expanding rapidly with over 20 further countries looking to join.

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    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.

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    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.

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    TIR publications

    Reports, brochures and other TIR-related documents

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    TIR success stories

    Discover the latest achievements related to TIR.

    TIR success stories

    Quick facts about TIR

    • Cuts transport time by up to 58% and costs by up to 38%
    • Over 10,000 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 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
    • TIR supports the achievement of the revised Kyoto Convention’s objectives 

    About TIR

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