TIR goes live in Pakistan
The International Road Union (IRU) has reported that the TIR system is now operational in Pakistan. Under the TIR system the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad trade corridor, which has the potential to link Pakistan to the markets of Iran, Central Asia, Turkey and eventually Europe, will be activated.
The next steps will include the reactivation of ancient Silk Road trading routes, with the China-Pakistan economic corridor seeing TIR operations over the coming months. This route also connects China with the Middle East and Africa.
The use of the TIR system will streamline border procedures, thus cutting time and costs for trade and transport operators. (ben)