Automobile and Touring Club organizes second workshop for TIR Implementation in Collaboration with IRU and FCA
The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE organized in collaboration with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the Federal Customs Authority the second workshop related to the implementation of the TIR system in the country according to the federal law number 9 of 2011 and its implementation regulations related to the land transport. The workshop was attended by all concerned parties including the local customs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, RAK, Ajman, Fujairah and Um Al Quwain in addition to the Federal Customs Authority, Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Police, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Economy, the Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime and representative of ATCUAE and IRU. During the workshop, that lasted for 2 days in Hayat Regency in Dubai, a number of TIR implementation related topics were discussed including the responsibilities of all concerned parties, how to fill the TIR Carnets, inspection procedures of both vehicles and containers, the inspection procedures on boarders and the green lanes, local and international insurance system, in addition to displaying live examples about the usage of TIR carnets. The workshop witnessed a great interaction by the concerned parties who asked many questions to the specialists from the IRU and ATCUAE and many related technical and administrative details were discusses. At the end of the two-day workshop, His Excellency Mohammed ben Sulayem and representatives from the Federal Customs Authority and International Road Transport Union distributed participation certificates to attendees. “We are pleased to see this interaction and involvement of all concerned parties in the implementation of the TIR system. The TIR system provides many economical and logistical benefits to the land transport sector; it will also enhance work performance according to the latest international standards in this vital industry in accordance to the international agreements and conventions signed by the UAE”. The TIR system, that currently connects 68 countries around the world, allows to transport goods from the origin destination to its final destination while it is completely sealed and without the need for manual inspection using standard inspection tools and the adoption of TIR carnet, issued by the Automobile and Touring Club of UAE and authorized by the IRU, and thus reduce the administrative and financial burdens and implement guaranteed fees and taxes. Other workshops will be organized in the coming months by ATCUAE in collaboration with FCA and IRU in order to build local capacity in the country, which will contribute in enhancing the country’s leading position in the field of risks management related to the transportation of goods, which is compatible with UAE vision for 2021.