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TIR Convention. International road transport facilitation


  1. Introduction to the International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  2. International road transport facilitation
  3. TIR Convention of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of the TIR Carnets
    2. New TIR Convention (Adapted for intermodal transport)
  4. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), United Nations
  5. IRU Guidelines for transport operators on insurance matters
  6. Importance of the International Road Transport in the global economy
  7. Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

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TIR Convention, Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods, Cover TIR Carnets


International Road Transport Union (IRU).

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is the responsible for managing globally the cargo and the people related to the transport sector, as well as creating the rules and conventions for the road transport:

  1. 1949: TIR Convention (Transports Internationaux Routiers)
  2. 1956: Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). Definition of the responsibilities of the carriers
  3. 1975: New TIR Convention (Adapted for the intermodal transport)
  4. 2008: protocol to the CMR Convention (use of the electronic consignment note)

Sample - International Road Transport Union (IRU)
International Road Transport Union (IRU) TIR Convention. Road transport facilitation

Member countries of the International Road Transport Union (IRU): Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UK, the U.S., Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

The headquarters of the International Road Transport Union is in Brussels (Belgium), it was created in 1948.

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is made up of local associations and road transport operators from more than 100 countries.

IRU International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted by the International Road Transport Union:

See also:
  1. Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement - Kyoto Convention - Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  2. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  3. Rotterdam Rules

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) of United Nations

Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)




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