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TIRExB discussed the decision by the Russian Customs

28 August 2013

The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) held an extra-ordinary session in Geneva yesterday, 27 August 2013, to discuss the decision announced by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (RFCS) to require additional guarantees for goods carried under cover of a TIR Carnet as of 14 September 2013. The Board concluded, among others, that the planned measure is not in line with key provisions of the TIR Convention and as such called for the withdrawal of the measure or at least its postponement until the end of the year, as to allow time for the competent bodies to examine the issues at stake and reach a mutually acceptable solution. The conclusions and recommendations of the TIRExB can be found here (English, Russian).