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Iran, Pakistan customs implement e-TIR

Iran and Pakistan switched to electronic communications between the two countries customs, and Iran sent its first exports cargo to Pakistan through Mirjaveh Customs with e-TIR system.

(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- E-TIR system is a new project of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which is being implemented in Iran's customs.

In the new step, Iran and Pakistan will exchange customs information for transit shipments electronically. Some countries in the region, such as China, India, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, will gradually join the Convention too.

The electronic TIR system is based on the rapid exchange of digital information between the shipping company, customs authorities, organizations guaranteeing TIR system, and UNECE.

E-TIR system allows the two countries to have access to all related information at any time, and view the information of the cargo before delivery which is useful for both sides and, decreases the risk of deception, accelerates customs formalities and reduces the costs.

Iran joined the Convention more than 40 years ago. Recently, the member states in the region are planning to implement the e-TIR system in the north-south corridor.