SME Times News Bureau | 21 Jul, 2018
& Export Promotion Commissioner Amitabh
Kumar said on Friday that India's joing the United
Nations TIR Convention has helped Indian exporters in international
a two-day Training Programme on TIR system organized by FICCI in
association with CBIC and the International Road Transport Union
(IRU), Geneva on 19-20 July, Amitabh Kumar said
will help Indian traders to have access to fast, easy, reliable and
hassle free international system for movement of goods by road or
multi-modal means across the territories of other contracting
is the only global customs transit system for moving goods across
international borders. Supporting trade and development for more than
61 years, it is governed by the United Nations TIR Convention,
overseen by the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE), and
managed by IRU.
of the most successful international transport conventions, TIR makes
border crossings faster, more secure and more efficient, reducing
transport costs, and boosting trade and development.
acceded to the United Nations TIR Convention on 15th June
2017 - the Customs Convention on International Transport of
Goods under cover of TIR Carnets.
Rey-Bellet, Head-TTS Implemenation, IRU said
that the major milestone-successful TIR admission audit of FICCI
conducted this week by IRU Audit Commission, opens the way to the
first TIR operations, which will facilitate trade exchange between
India and its major trade partners.
Saxena, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI mentioned
that given the significance of TIR in boosting regional connectivity,
and India's accession to the convention, it is recommended for other
BBIN countries to opt for TIR to improve the effective transit
procedures among the four countries and by connecting the BBIN region
to other world markets.
has been appointed by CBIC as National Guaranteeing Association
for the operation of TIR System in India similar to ATA Carnet.
The convention came into force for India on 16thDecember
is expected TIR will
be a boon to India's trade and aims to integrate the economy with
global and regional production networks through better connectivity.
can be an instrument for movement of goods along the International
"North-South" Transport (INSTC) Corridor via Chabahar port
in Iran, to access landlocked Afghanistan and the Eurasian
plans to export its first cargo on TIR soon.