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Syllabus of the Subject

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

  1. Introduction to the TIR Convention
  2. The role of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in the TIR Convention
  3. Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of the TIR Carnets
  4. How to fill in a TIR Carnet
  5. The Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods and the TIR Convention

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of the TIR Carnets” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Road transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa.

Road Transport

Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Diploma in International Transport

Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Global Logistics, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Convenio TIR Study Doctorate in International Business in French Convention TIR Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Convenção TIR.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade - Incoterms.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

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

TIR Convention, International road transport

The TIR Convention (Transports Internationaux Routiers, in French) allows transporting goods through several countries (transit country) through the containers or cargo compartments previously sealed and controlled by customs with a single document (TIR Carnet).

The TIR Convention is practically global.

The main advantages of the TIR Convention are:

  1. Customs, documentary or inspection procedures reduction, which implies significant savings in time (up to 38%) and costs (up to 80%), both for the carriers, customs and therefore for the end customer
  2. It is estimated that 34,000 logistics companies use the TIR system
  3. Number of countries adhering to the TIR Convention: 70
  4. The TIR is carried out with a single document: the TIR Carnet
  5. Allows the electronic tracking
  6. Restricted to the TIR Authorized Consignors and Consignees
  7. Insurance: maximum protection of € 100,000 for each logistics operation
  8. TIR Identification: blue square lorry plate

The TIR Convention was created by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in 1949

  1. 1975: new TIR Convention (adapted for the intermodal transport)

International Road Transport

Member countries of the TIR Convention: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the EU, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, the U.S., Uzbekistan, Uruguay.

International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods. Economic Commission for Europe

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted in the TIR Convention
  1. Istanbul Convention
  2. Customs Convention on Containers

Containers and international transport. Customs Convention on Containers. BIC Code. Intermodal Transport

  1. Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  2. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  3. Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement - Kyoto Convention

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


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