Azerbaijan aims to increase international cargo transportation
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 29
By Sadraddin Agjayev – Trend:
Currently, there are about 2,000 vehicles specializing in the international cargo transportation in Azerbaijan, TRACECA Permanent Representative in Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev told Trend.
He noted that the country has set goals to increase this indicator in the near future by 5 times and bring it to 10,000 units.
Companies which specialize in international cargo transportation and which are members of associations, use customs documents, the so-called TIR international road transport books, which allow passage through a state border checkpoint.
“Azerbaijan has regular truck traffic with the use of such a permit system with Turkey, Iran, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. Besides these countries, there is also irregular communication with 15 countries in accordance with bilateral agreements in the field of international road cargo transportation,” Mustafayev added.
The electronic pre-declaration system (TIR EPD) for the transport of cargo under the International Road Transport (TIR) procedure was introduced at the customs of Azerbaijan in early 2019. In June of the same year, the customs administrations of Azerbaijan and Iran successfully launched the e-TIR pilot project to fully digitalize the TIR procedure, he added.
The TIR system was founded in Geneva on November 14, 1975, to simplify and coordinate administrative formalities in international road transport.
The Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) and the system created on its basis were adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Today, the system operates in 57 countries, including the TRACECA countries.
This system of international road transport of goods operates on the basis of the Customs Convention on the international carriage of goods using the TIR Carnets.
The TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission is open to all initiatives that contribute to strengthening the regional transport dialogue and ensuring efficient and reliable international Euro-Asian transport links that contribute to the active development of the economy. The TRACECA corridor is involved in gradually developing trends in trade and economic relations. The main cargo flows that pass through the corridor, on the one hand, are formed in Western and Central Europe, and on the other - in Central and Southeast Asia.
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