Kazakhstan unlocks TIR’s potential to combat illicit trade
The Kazakh government has taken the decisive step of prioritising TIR transports at the Kazakh borders, with TIR electronic pre-declaration green lanes scheduled to open at the Nur Zholy border crossing point with China.
This latest move by the Kazakhstan authorities is designed to combat the illicit cross-border economy and serves to position TIR as the facilitator of safe, secure and legal goods transport between countries.
With the introduction of TIR-EPD green lanes, Kazakhstan and China will benefit from speedy customs controls allowing for a massive reduction of border waiting times and transport costs, according to the International Road Union (IRU). (ben)