SME Times News Bureau | 28 May, 2021
Kazem Asayesh, Senior Advisor, IRU, Geneva yesterday said, "TIR is a tried, tested
and affordable facilitation instrument for international transport and trade
and today it has 77 contracting parties."
Addressing the webinar on 'Export Awareness on UN TIR System -
An easy tool for hassle free movement of goods across international borders',
organized by FICCI, jointly with CHEMEXCIL, Asayesh further
stated that TIR could be used for the activation of INSTC and Chabahar
It will help India move goods faster
without inspection en route along the corridor which is an ambitious
multi-modal transportation established in 2000 by India, Iran and Russia to
promote transport co-operation.
Raphael Hirt, Project Manager, IRU,
Geneva spoke on the e-TIR IT tools and said that the new legal framework for
the full digitalization of the TIR system has entered into force across globe
on 25 May 2021.
He further informed that IRU is closely working with CBIC and
FICCI for its early implementation in India.
Deepak Gupta, Acting Executive Director, CHEMEXCIL said, "TIR has proved to be
useful and successful instrument and it is the only global customs transit
system existing. It significantly reduces the transport time by around 40
percent and costs by 30 percent and over 34000 logistics and transport
companies use TIR to move goods across international borders."
Senior Consultant, FICCI & Former
Member Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) said that TIR is like a visa for international movement of
cargo and facilitates multinational connectivity.
"There is a lot for potential
for chemical exports from India to Azerbaijan and other CIS countries and
members of CHEMEXCIL may link both TIR procedure and export potential to these
countries to take maximum advantage of the system," he added.