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Reprieve for Russia TIR

[ March 12, 2015   //   ]

The Russian Customs Federation has told the Russian guaranteeing association for the TIR system, ASMAP, that it will extend its agreement to operate the transit bonding system until 30 June. However, the International Road Transport Union warns that, given the lack of information, it cannot rule out problems at border points.

President Putin has though issued a list of instructions to ensure that TIR continues to operate, described by International Road Transport Union (IRU) secretary general, Umberto de Pretto as “a very positive development, and additional proof of the increasing importance of the TIR Convention.”