Example of a TIR Carnet duly filled-in
18 February 2004
1. The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB), in cooperation with the Customs authorities of Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey as well as with the IRU, prepared in 2002-2003 an example of a TIR Carnet dully filled-in, which could serve as a model for transport operators and Customs authorities for the correct filling-in of the TIR Carnet. The example takes into account the modifications to the layout of the TIR Carnet (Annex 1 to the Convention) which came into force in 2002 (ECE/TRANS/Amend.21; entered into force on 12 May 2002). 2. It is common knowledge that some of the major complications in the procedures of Customs clearance are a result of situations which rarely occur in practice. As far as the TIR procedure is concerned, such non-standard situations refer to TIR transports covering several Customs offices of departure and/or destination (Article 18 of the Convention) or including a suspension of the TIR procedure in line with Article 26 of the Convention. To address all such issues, the TIRExB has developed a complex example, which combines such features as:
a. it represents a typical transport operation;
b. it covers the maximum permissible number of Customs offices of departure and destination, i.e. four.
c. two Customs office of departure are situated in the same country;
d. two Customs offices of destination are located in different countries;
e. it includes a suspension of the TIR procedure during a non-road leg of the TIR transport.
Details of the itinerary are given in the table below.
Customs office, country
|Trabzon, Turkey||Office of departure (1)|
|Erenköy, Turkey||Office of departure (2)|
|Haydarpasa, Turkey||Offcie of exit||TIR transport is suspended|
The goods are transported by sea from Turkey to Italy under suspension of the TIR procedure
|Porto of Trieste, Italy||Office of entry||TIR transport is resumed|
|Porte, Chiasso, Italy||Office of exit|
|Chiasso-Strada, Switzerland||Office of entry|
|Bern, Switzerland||Office of destination (1)||Partial termination*/. In line with the Recommendation on the introduction of a control system for TIR Carnets, adopted by the TIR Administrative Committee on 20 October 1995, the Customs office should transmit to an international control system for TIR Carnets the required data on the partial termination of the TIR operation. For details, please refer to chapter … of the TIR Handbook.|
|Basel, Switzerland||Office of exit||empty|
|Weil Am Rhein, Germany||Office of entry||xcv|
|Freiburg, Germany||Office of destination (2)||Final termination */. In line with the Recommendation on the introduction of a control system for TIR Carnets, adopted by the TIR Administrative Committee on 20 October 1995, the Customs office should transmit to an international control system for TIR Carnets the required data on the final termination of the TIR operation. For details, please refer to chapter … of the TIR Handbook.|
3. The example of a TIR Carnet duly filled-in is contained in the annex to the present document.
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