Agreement to introduce TIR system in UAE
A guarantee agreement to introduce the TIR system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been signed between representatives of Ras Al Khamah customs, the International Road Union (IRU) and the UAE's automobile and touring club (Atcuae).
The three Emirati customs that have signed the pact will benefit from the advantages offered by the TIR system, while similar agreements with the remaining four Emirates are expected to follow shortly. The Atcuae and the IRU want to have the TIR system fully operational in the UAE in the near future.
The UAE's adoption of the TIR system will considerably facilitate global trade by reducing transport times and costs across this major trade hub, including through the ports of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. 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)