Accession to Global Customs Convention Approved by Union Cabinet

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Indian accession to the customs convention on international transport of goods approved by Union Cabinet. This will help in faster movement of export goods. The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Key Highlights:

  • Indian traders to have access to fast, easy, reliable and hassle free international system for movement of goods by road or multi- modal means across the territories of other contracting parties.
  • India՚s accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) and for completion of necessary procedures for ratification.
  • The need for inspection of goods at intermediate borders as well as physical escorts en route shall be obviated due to reciprocal recognition of customs controls.
  • Customs clearance can take place at internal customs locations, which will be avoid clearances at border crossing points and ports that may often be congested.
  • TIR can be allowed by checking only the seals and the external conditions of the load compartment or the container.
  • Compliance with The Convention shall ensure enhanced security in the supply chain as only approved transporters and vehicles are allowed to operate in terms of the Convention.
  • TIR Carnet represents a guarantee for no need for payment Customs duties and taxes and traffic in transit of taxes and duties en route.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to facilitate the movement of goods within and amongst the parties to the convention.

TIR Convention

  • TIR system is the international customs transit system with the widest geographical coverage.
  • The Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets, 1975
  • International transit system under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to facilitate the movement of goods within and amongst the parties to the convention.
  • 70 members to the convention, including the European Union.

TIR transit system principles:

TIR Transit System Principles

TIR encompasses four types of organizations:

TIR Encompasses Four Types of Organizations

TIR Convention:

TIR Convention

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