Designed for low-cost implementation, eTIR needs only minor adjustments to existing national customs systems, transport operators and national Guaranteeing Associations.
The new eTIR system allows customs to receive declaration information from the transport operator in advance to allow them to run risk assessments and ultimately speed up border transits, reducing costs. Guarantees can also be ordered on-line, avoiding paper-based processing and saving additional time and money.
As all relevant TIR stakeholders can monitor TIR transports on-line, and the guarantee status is received directly from the guarantor, security of the TIR System is also significantly enhanced.
One of the UN’s oldest and most successful private-public partnerships, TIR dates to 1949 and, with ongoing innovation through the decades, now facilitates millions of transits every year, helping boost trade, development and prosperity.