World Cup host Qatar kicks off TIR

The TIR system is set to go live in Qatar, just ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With Qatar, five out of six Gulf Cooperation Council member states are now running TIR. TIR allows goods to be shipped from one country to another in sealed load compartments that are controlled by customs via a multilateral, mutually recognised and UN-backed system. Qatar customs has launched a ... [+]

Back to the future in post-Brexit Britain

The International Transport Union (IRU) has used a  shipment of essential medical supplies  from Poland to the UK by truck to demonstrate the TIR customs bonding and guarantee system as a solution for post- Brexit transport. It says that TIR can help avoid paperwork problems, delays and a shortage of customs ... [+]

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