Freight News, Road

Russia extends TIR agreement

[ November 27, 2014   //   ]

The Russians Customs Service officially notified the Russian TIR guaranteeing association, ASMAP, of the extension of its agreement until 28 February 2015. It follows an order by the Russian Government on 17 November to the Federal Customs Service and the Ministry of Transport to reinstate the TIR system as soon as possible. Russian Customshas made repeated threats to withdraw the TIR system from the whole of the country for the past few months. While these have never been executed, TIR cover has been withdrawn piecemeal by a number of Russian customs offices.

However, the International Road Transport Union warned that, considering the lack of available information, there could still be problems at border-crossing points in Russia in the near future.