New UN report targets TIR for COVID-19 recovery

New UN report targets TIR for COVID-19 recovery

Christophe Richard (IRU)

Mon, 03/01/2021 – 18:13 New UN report targets TIR for COVID-19 recovery

A new UN publication on building pandemic-resilient transport systems underlines the importance of coordinated action and international instruments such as TIR to keep borders open and goods moving. 

The report echoes UN Secretary General António Guterres’ support last month for IRU’s work on keeping goods moving smoothly and efficiently across borders during the pandemic. 

Stressing that supply chains must stay fully operational, the report outlines collaborative work between IRU and UNECE to avoid blockages and chaos at borders, including by facilitating the use of the TIR system.  

The digital eTIR and e-CMR systems will also be vital to keep goods flowing across borders, while minimising physical contact between customs officials and transport workers. 

IRU will continue to work closely with UNECE to further advance the TIR system, with a view to helping the road transport industry and its users recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience against future crises.

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FedEx

Christophe Richard (IRU)

Mon, 03/01/2021 – 14:59 FedEx Express Netherlands Amsterdam Founded in 1971, FedEx is a leading multinational delivery services company. With more than 475’000 employees, FedEx operates 5’000 hubs and facilities, and 185’000 vehicles worldwide, in more than 220 countries.

With the acquisition of TNT Express in 2016, FedEx combined the strength of its air express network with that of TNT’s extensive European road network, and now delivers over 15 million more shipments each business day.

Due to their role as a global player in transport, FedEx wants to enhance engagement on policy issues affecting road transport, such as innovation and sustainability, as well as promote common regulatory interests whilst ensuring that the challenges that are present within the road transport sector are taken into account by policy-makers. Website

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