The General Authority of Customs (GAC) organised a training programme, in co-operation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), aiming at the technical training of the bodies working to implement the International Road Transport Agreement (TIR) in Qatar.
The programme included training courses for the preparation of trainers at the GAC, staff of Fahes to apply technical procedures and the issuance of certificates of validity for the means of transport of Qatari goods exported from within Qatar.
On the sidelines of the training programme, GAC Chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Jamal met with the delegation of the International Land Transport Union and honoured the members of the delegation for their continuous efforts and co-operation in the implementation of the convention.
The TIR is one of the most important agreements signed at the United Nations in 1975. The IRU is responsible for overseeing the implementation of this agreement, which allows the international transportation of goods on the road from one customs office to another through any number of countries, without any border customs procedures to inspect the goods transported in return for taking a set of precautionary measures on the goods, and within the framework of international financial guarantees to cover any customs dues that may result from any customs breaches during the journey of goods through the territories of the countries that pass through them.
The agreement aims to facilitate the movement of goods by road to the maximum extent possible, while maintaining the security and customs dues of the countries through which the goods transported by this system pass.
More than 65 countries, including the European Union and a number of Arab and Asian countries, have joined the agreement. (QNA)
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