The TIR system includes not only Customs transit by road, but also a combination with other modes of transport (e.g. B rail, inland waterway transport and even maritime transport), provided that at least part of all transport is by road. To date, more than 33,000 international carriers (by their competent national authorities) have been authorized to access the TIR system, with approximately 1.5 million TIR Carnets used each year. Lorriers who have used the TIR procedure must first receive an internationally harmonized Customs document, called a TIR Carnet. TIR Carnets are issued by national road transport associations. This customs document is internationally valid and constitutes a financial guarantee in addition to the description of the goods, their consignor and their destination. Since the advent of the European internal market, the TIR procedure for the intra-Community transport of goods has become superfluous. “It also shows how TIR was chosen by these three countries as a key instrument to activate the Chabahar Transport Agreement. The operation will definitely open the door to the activation of other intermodal corridors such as the International North-South Corridor, which connects India to Central Asia, Russia and finally Europe,” Pretto said. 4 March 2020New new exemplary agreement between Customs administrations and national federations “It will play a powerful catalytic role for the movement of goods by multimodal road such as Chabahar and the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC). The system is a win-win model for Customs, FICCI and the business community,” he added.
“The mutual recognition of customs controls is at the heart of the Convention.