People’s Republic of China has signed the TIR Convention
China has signed the TIR Convention, and by doing so joined the biggest group of countries adhering to international custom’s clearance transit standards.
The signing of the convention will allow the border crossings and custom’s clearances to be less problematic by integrating Asian and European road transport. In that way, transport routes between Asia and Europe will have something more to offer than solely transport by rail. What is more, transport within Asia will become much easier as well, for example between countries such Russia, Afghanistan, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan, since they have already been a part of the TIR Convention. The proceedings have been a part of the New Silk Road initiative.
“I am delighted that China has joined the list of countries already in the TIR Convention,” said Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General to International Road Transport Union. “It is an important step in harmonization of standards and reviving transport, trade and development in whole Eurasia. IRTU is an ardent supporter of the Chinese One Belt, One Road initiative, and we are going to work with the Chinese government and business environment when we apply the tenets of the TIR Convention.”
The law will come into force on January 5th, 2017.