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China acceded to the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets, 1975 (TIR Convention) (map of contracting parties). With the accession of China, the TIR Convention has now seventy Contracting Parties.

Presentation: SDGs and the UN Transport Conventions under the purview of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this presentation outlines the work of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), with a particular focus on Road Safety and Border Crossing Facilitation, and its linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals.

On 1, June the opening celebrations for the the Gotthard Base Tunnel took place.  After seventeen years of construction the tunnel will provide the most efficient and sustainable method for transporting people and goods through the alps in history.

Saudi Arabia acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 8 November 1968 (map of contracting parties and Depositary Notification) and San Marino acceded to the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP) (map of contracting parties and Depositary Notification).

78th Annual Session of ITC

From 23 to 26 February 2016, the UNECE Inland Transport Committee (ITC) met for its 78th annual session. The agenda and the working documents are available. See also the Policy Segment page and the posters of the exhibition on Transport for Sustainable Development.

List of main decisions: EnglishFrenchRussian.

The Russian Federation acceded to the Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (Depositary Notification).

A new publication: "SPECTRUM of Border Crossing Facilitation Activities" is now available and presents the broad spectrum of UN Conventions relevant for border crossing facilitation and of which the UNECE Inland Transport Committee is the custodian, as well as other activities and tools that can make international movement of cargo and people efficient and thus improve access to markets and opportunities at global, regional and sub-regional scales.

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