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India to join TIR

[ June 19, 2017   //   ]

India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR customs transit system.  The UN has confirmed that the TIR Convention will enter into force in India in six months and the International Road Transport Union (IRU), which manages TIR, will begin work with Indian partners on training, development and outreach efforts to facilitate prompt implementation.

IRU added that it would boost the country’s ties with its neighbours, including Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.  It will also enable India to move cargo along the International North-South Transport Corridor via Chabahar port in Iran, to access landlocked Afghanistan and the Eurasian region.

TIR would also be critical in helping India implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which entered into force this year.

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