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UN calls for wider TIR adoption

[ December 11, 2019   //   ]

The United Nations adopted a resolution to connect landlocked countries with global markets in early December, reports the International Road Transport Union. IRU secretary general Umberto de Pretto took part in a high-level panel on regional integration and infrastructure connectivity in New York which called on governments to implement existing legal instruments such as the TIR transit system. At the moment, only 11 out of 32 landlocked countries have implemented TIR, leading to long border delays in many parts of the world, says IRU.