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Saudi Customs' training on TIR system

Saudi Customs holds workshop on TIR system

Saudi Arabia, April 21, 2019

Saudi Customs held a training workshop for customs officials on the operation of the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) agreement and the associated customs procedures. 
The event was held in collaboration with the Saudi Automobile and Touring Association (SATA) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
This workshop follows the accession of Saudi Arabia to the TIR Convention which was signed in October 2018, whereby joining the 74 countries in the Convention.
Attended by 24 customs officials, the workshop focused on defining the key principles of the TIR System, its benefits, and features. The workshop also introduced the technical specifications of the transporting trucks and containers in addition to the TIR Carnet (goods manifest).
The workshop was concluded by field practical training for the trainees on physical inspection of the trucks transporting under the TIR agreement.
Joining TIR will facilitate global trade and secure transit between TIR Members, offering a unified and simplified customs procedures for efficient border crossing operations and reduced delays. Through adopting the global systems and world-class standards, Saudi Customs will contribute to opening new road corridors in the gulf, transforming the trade potential of the region, said a statement. –TradeArabia News Service


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