New partnership over global transit system
The agreement was signed with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE to work together to introduce a global customs transit system in the Emirates which will reduce the time trucks spend at borders from days to hours. Currently linking nearly 68 countries worldwide, the TIR (International Road Transport) System provides major benefits for transport operators and customs authorities. It reduces transport costs by minimising formalities and delays through the use of standardised inspection methods, and international customs documents known as TIR Carnets, which are issued on behalf of the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
The agreement was signed by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Ports and Customs Department, and ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, at the Ajman Saray Hotel.