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Russia Government tells customs to reinstate TIR

[ November 21, 2014   //   ]

The Russian Government issued an order on 17 November to the Federal Customs Service and the Ministry of Transport to reinstate the TIR system as soon as possible. It called on them to finalise a tender procedure as soon as possible and, in the meantime, ensure that the uninterrupted functioning of the TIR Convention on the Russian until it is completed. Russia’s Federal Customs Service has 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 While these have never been executed, TIR cover has been withdrawn piecemeal by a number of Russian customs offices.