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News and Events
76th Annual Session of ITC
From 25 to 27 February 2014, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee (ITC) met for its 76th annual session. The Policy oriented segment was: "Innovations for sustainable inland transport and mobility".
Slovakia accedes to the e-CMR: on 21 Febrary 2014, Slovakia became the 9th Contracting Party to the Additional Protocol to the CMR concerning the electronic consignment note (e-CMR), 2008. See also the map of the contracting parties.
Serbia accedes to the AGN Agreement: on 10 January 2014, Serbia became the 18th Contracting Party to the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN). See also the map of the contracting parties.
The Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in partnership with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India and Institute of Road Traffic Education, and in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, organized an inaugural "Europe - Asia Road Safety Forum" on 4 December 2013 followed by a session of the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) on 5-6 December 2013 in New Delhi. For more information, please click on the banner.
After its 56th session (Rome, 3-4 December 2013) , the TIR Executive Board issued a statement on the functioning of the TIR Convention in the Russian Federation after 1 December 2013. The text of the statement is available in English and Russian.
TIR guarantee continues to be valid in Russia after 1 December 2013
The UNECE TIR secretariat has been informed that, on 29 November 2013, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of the Russian Federation officially notified the national TIR guaranteeing association ASMAP about the extension of the FCS-ASMAP agreement until 1 July 2014. Therefore, the guarantees provided by ASMAP in the framework of the TIR Convention will continue to be valid on the Russian territory.