TIR Handbook

Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention, 1975)

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The first section describes the TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) transit system, its coverage, objective and functioning and analyses possible future developments. The second section contains the complete text of the TIR Convention. The third section contains related resolutions and recommendations.



The TIR customs transit system

Anyone who has ever travelled on roads, ranging from Western-Europe to Central Asia, will recognize the familiar blue and white TIR plate borne by lorries and semi-trailers using the TIR customs transit system. For drivers, transport operators and shippers, this plate and the transit facilitation procedures that it encompasses stand for fast and efficient international transport.


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