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The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments

Published: January 2016

This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets and the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.

It makes use of graphics and visual materials to introduce, in a simplified manner, transport as a means to facilitate trade. It showcases, in particular, the relation between the two United Nations conventions and the Trade Facilitation Agreement from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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