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European Community

Following repeated requests by the TIR Administrative Committee, the TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) and the UN/ECE Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport (WP.30), the international insurers have decided to re-introduce, as of 1 April 2000, the following three categories of goods into the TIR insurance coverage on the Customs territory of the European Community:

Cheese and curd              (HS code: 04.06)
Wheat and meslin            (HS code: 10.01)
Rye                                      (HS code: 10.02)

The UN/ECE Working Party (WP.30) has welcomed this decision as a step in the right direction, but insisted on further steps to be taken by the international insurers in order to re-establish full guarantee coverage for all goods to be transported under the TIR regime.

Further details on this and other issues relating to the application of the TIR procedure are contained in the latest reports of the

o      TIR Administrative Committee (28. session, Geneva, 24 and 25 February 2000)

        (click Admin. Committees)

o      UN/ECE Working Party (WP.30) (94. session, Geneva, 21-25 February 2000).
        (click Working Parties)