The Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) is a multilateral treaty that was concluded at Geneva on 14 November 1975 to simplify and harmonise the administrative formalities of international road transport. (TIR stands for “Transports Internationaux Routiers” or “International Road Transports”.) The 1975 convention replaced the TIR Convention of 1959, which itself replaced the 1949 TIR Agreement between a number of European countries. The conventions were adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). As of January 2018, there are 73 parties to the Convention, including 72 states and the European Union.
TIR system offers advantages for all links in the chain of international transit transport of goods:
- Reduces transportation costs by reducing formalities and delays in transit
- Facilitates movement in transit using standardized regulations and documentation
- No need for a deposit (guarantee) on the borders of transit states
- Guarantee payment of customs duties and tax in the case of misapplication
- Only reliable carriers are allowed to use the TIR Carnet –this increases the guarantee that all of our vehicles will meet certain conditions in order to transport goods in the international transport under TIR label. All of our vehicles meet the requirements and have a certificate of approval for the transport of goods under the customs code.