Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan conducted first global eTIR transport operation in the world
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Member States, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, for successfully conducting the first fully digital eTIR transport operation in the world, in accordance with the requirements of Annex 11 to the Customs Convention on the International Carriage of Goods under the TIR Carnet (TIR Convention, 1975).
On December 27, 2022, the Customs Administrations of the two countries successfully carried out an eTIR (multimodal) transportation operation performed by an Uzbek carrier on the route from Uzbekistan (t/p Ark-Bulak/Aviayuklar) to Azerbaijan (t/p Airport Baku/Cargo Terminal Baku) using the eTIR electronic guarantee on the UNECE platform.
Earlier, within the framework of the OTS and in cooperation with the IRU, the "digital TIR" project was launched between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and extended to Kyrgyzstan in March 2022.
This significant achievement is a testament to the commitment of our Member States to promoting practical cooperation and advancing digitalization in transport and transit procedures, as outlined in the Samarkand Declaration of the OTS Summit held on November 11, 2022.
The success of this project adds value to the transport cooperation initiatives already underway within the Organization of Turkic States, including the introduction of digital TIR, e-Permit, and eCMR tools, among others. We look forward to the continued development and expansion of digital transport and transit tools among our Member States.
We hope that this achievement will inspire further collaboration and innovation in the transport and transit sector, and we stand ready to support and facilitate the efforts of our Member States in this regard.
NEWS DATE: 31.12.2022