Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 20/03/1978

Category

Customs

Sub category

Transit

Groups

UNECE

What is it about?

This Convention, adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), facilitates the international carriage of goods by road vehicles by establishing the procedure of TIR carnets. This allows the transport of goods by road vehicles between a country of departure and a country of destination without being subject to controls or the payment of duties in transiting countries. To prevent abuses customs authorities may inspect goods, particularly when irregularity is suspected. The containers are sealed to prevent goods from being unloaded during transit. TIR carnets are issued by the Member States or by authorized associations. Irregularities in TIR operations result in the obligation to pay import/export duties.

Why is it relevant?

This instrument simplifies and harmonizes administrative formalities for the international carriage of goods by road vehicles and operators have the possibility to convey goods internationally with minimal restrictions. At the same time this procedure provides premium guarantees for the customs administrations of each transit country, especially through the use of vehicles approved for transit under cover of TIR, customs seals and the existence of a financial guarantee on TIR carnets.

Additional Information

A TIR operation may involve several customs offices of departure or destination but its total cannot exceed four. Each Member State to the United Nations may become a member to the present Convention.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Afghanistan23/09/1982
Albania04/01/1985
Algeria28/02/1989
Armenia08/12/1993
Austria13/05/1977
Azerbaijan12/06/1996
Belarus05/04/1993
Belgium20/12/1982
Bosnia and Herzegovina01/09/1993
Bulgaria20/10/1977
Canada21/10/1980
Chile06/10/1982
Croatia03/08/1992
Cyprus07/08/1981
Czech Republic02/06/1993
Denmark20/12/1982
Estonia21/09/1992
Finland27/02/1978
France30/12/1976
Georgia24/03/1994
Germany20/12/1982
Greece15/05/1980
Hungary09/03/1978
Indonesia11/10/1989
Iran16/08/1984
Ireland20/12/1982
Israel14/02/1984
Italy20/12/1982
Jordan24/12/1985
Kazakhstan17/07/1995
Kuwait23/11/1983
Kyrgyzstan02/04/1998
Latvia19/04/1993
Lebanon25/11/1997
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania26/02/1993
Luxembourg20/12/1982
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)02/12/1993
Malta18/02/1977
Moldova26/05/1993
Mongolia01/10/2002
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco31/03/1983
Netherlands20/12/1982
Norway11/01/1980
Pakistan21/07/2015
Poland23/12/1980
Portugal13/02/1979
Republic of Korea29/01/1982
Romania14/02/1980
Russian Federation08/06/1982
Serbia12/03/2001
Slovakia28/05/1993
Slovenia06/07/1992
Spain11/08/1982
Sweden17/12/1976
Switzerland03/02/1978
Syrian Arab Republic11/01/1999
Tajikistan11/09/1996
Tunisia13/10/1977
Turkey12/11/1984
Turkmenistan18/09/1996
Ukraine11/10/1994
United Arab Emirates20/04/2007
United Kingdom08/10/1982
United States of America18/09/1981
Uruguay24/12/1980
Uzbekistan28/09/1995
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19762
19774
19783
19791
19806
19812
198214
19832
19843
19852
19892
19923
19939
19942
19952
19963
19971
19981
19991
20011
20021
20051
20061
20071
20151
Total69
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