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REGIONAL TIR SEMINAR
Riga _ Latvia
3 - 4 October 2002
Regional TIR Seminar in Riga on 3 and 4 October 2002
The TIR Executive Board and the TIR secretariat, in cooperation with the
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Riga and the National Customs Board
of Latvia organize a Regional TIR Seminar for the Baltic States which will
be held at the Hotel Konventa Seta, Kaleju Street 9/11, Riga, on 3 and 4
The Seminar will be held by senior experts from the UNECE TIR secretariat
with the participation of high-level officials from Customs administrations
of some Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention, including the European
Commission, sharing with the participants their experience in the application
of the TIR Convention during the last 25 years.
The TIR Seminar is designed for senior officials in Customs administrations
for Customs policy and Customs transit procedures. The seminar is also open
to concerned officials in other Ministries, such as the Ministries of Transport,
Economy, Commerce and Trade as well as to representatives of the private
sector who are involved in Customs transit procedures (national associations
or road carriers, Chambers of Commerce, freight forwarders and/or Customs
brokers). The International Road Transport Union (IRU), backing up the TIR
Customs transit procedure, will also participate in the Seminar.
Participants form the following countries in the region are invited: Estonia,
Attached please find a first provisional
programme of the Seminar. More detailed information on the programme
of the Seminar, administrative arrangements and on the participating experts
will become available in early September. Each participant will receive
a free copy of the latest edition of the TIR Handbook. At the end of the
Seminar, certificates of attendance will be distributed to all participants.
English and Russian will be the working languages of the Seminar. Full simultaneous
interpretation into/from these languages will be provided to allow for easy
understanding and efficient discussions.
Seminar participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements.
Hotel Konventa Seta, the venue of the Seminar, is conveniently located on
the Kaleju Street 9/11, in the historical centre of Riga and has a limited
number of rooms available for interested participants. For further booking
details, participants are invited to contact the hotel directly (Tel: +371-708.75.01;
Fax: +371-708.75.15) or to consult the hotel's website: http://www.konventa.lv
Limited hotel facilities are also provided by Hotel Rolands, situated on
Kalku Street 3A, Riga (Tel: +371-739.23.50), in the immediate vicinity of
Hotel Konventa. For other hotels in Riga, participants may wish to consult
the following website: http://www.allhotels.lv
Participation in the Seminar is free of charge for registered participants.
Participants are however expected to cover their own travel costs, accommodation
and other personal expenses. Each participant at the Seminar must register
with the UNECE TIR secretariat prior to the Seminar using a copy of
the attached Seminar Registration
Form. In the light of the limited conference room availability,
you are advised to return this form to the UNECE TIR secretariat as
soon as possible.
Should you need any further information on the TIR Seminar in Riga,
please contact the TIR secretariat:
Tel: +41-22-917-2433 or +41-22-917-1531
Fax: +41-22-9170039 or +41-22-9170614;
Postal address: UNECE TIR secretariat, Office 410, Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10.
Relevant information is also available on the TIR web site (http://www.unece.org/tir/welcome.html).