The Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention, 1975) is one of the most successful international transport conventions and is so far the only universal Customs transit system in existence. To date, it has 74 Contracting Parties, including the European Union. It covers the whole of Europe and reaches out to North Africa and the Near and Middle East. More than 33,000 operators are authorized to use the TIR system and around 1.5 million TIR transports are carried out per year.


TIR Handbook

The first section describes the TIR transit system, its coverage, objective and functioning and analyses possible future developments.
The second section contains the complete text of the TIR Convention.
The third section contains related resolutions and recommendations.