United Arab Emirates to introduce TIR system
Representantives of Abu Dhabi customs and the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (Atcuae) have signed an agreement to introduce the TIR system in the UAE. Both Dubai and Abu Dabi customs will benefit from the advantages offered by the system.
Similar agreements with the remaining five Emirates are expected to follow in coming months, as the UAE touring club is seeking to have TIR fully operational in the near future. UAE joining the TIR system will considerably facilitate global trade by reducing transport times and costs across this major trade hub that encompasses the ports of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Electronic pre-declarations to customs, real-time traceability of TIR carnets and efficient risk management provided by the TIR system will also contribute to making border procedures faster, more secure and user-friendly. (ben)