Turkey: e-CMR opens major digital corridor
Starting with e-CMR and digital TIR, Turkey is joining up with neighbouring countries to establish a corridor for the digitalisation of road transport between Asia and Europe, according to the International Road Union (IRU).
The decision follows last year’s successful pilot project on digital TIR operations between Turkey and Iran. Turkey’s commitment to e-CMR consolidates ongoing wider regional efforts, the IRU said.
Greece launched a national pilot operation in 2017, with the goal of further expansion. Romania recently stepped up its momentum towards accession, while Bulgaria – which has already acceded to the additional protocol – hopes to operationalise e-CMR in the near future.
Iran’s accession was announced last November, and the Russian and Moldovan governments recently passed decrees on joining e-CMR. (ben)