Facilitate and support the full computerization of the TIR procedure (eTIR)
01 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2024
26 Sep 2017 Excom session 93
UN member States
The UNECE TIR secretariat, in collaboration with IRU, has been working for a long time to computerize the TIR System. This work has resulted in the completion of the eTIR Reference Model in 2014. On 24 March 2015, the Executive Secretary of UNECE and the Secretary-General of IRU signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to fund a first eTIR pilot project between Iran (Islamic Republic of) and the Republic of Turkey. The pilot project was successfully concluded in February 2017, having led to the development of a lightweight e-TIR system. The proposed project will continue efforts to computerize the TIR system in order to align it with modern trade/transport requirements and practices. The project especially aims at increasing security, by enhancing risk assessment capacities of Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention, while increasing the level of facilitation for the transport industry.