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ATCUAE Organizes the First TIR Workshop for Transport Operators and Freight Forwarders

ATCUAE Organizes the First TIR Workshop for Transport Operators and Freight Forwarders

29.02.2016: ...in Collaboration with IRU More than 60 companies attended the workshop

...in Collaboration with IRU




More than 60 companies attended the workshop



The Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) has recently organized the first TIR workshop for the private sector including transport operators, freight forwarding and logistics companies. The workshop is an important part of the TIR System activation process in the UAE, according to Federal Law number 9 and its executive regulations with regards to land transport.


The workshop, held in Hayatt Regency Hotel in Dubai, was attended by more than 100 representatives of 60 transport operators, freight forwarding and logistics companies, who have shown big interest in finding out more details about the TIR System and how they can further develop and benefit their businesses by being TIR carnet holders.


The main objective of this workshop is to identify any queries about the implementation of the TIR system and have a clear idea about the private sector’s feedback, answer their questions and inquiries and provide them with the required knowledge. This workshop is a part of the obligatory training process which all concerned parties should go through in order to be able to work according to the TIR requirements.


“the importance of this workshop lies in the need of being fully aware of the TIR system’s aspects including the details related to Transport, Freight Forwarding and Logistics companies, who directly deal with goods being transported under the TIR system, therefore it is essential to provide them with all the knowledge they need about the system, answer their questions and listen to their concerns in order to be able to implement it smoothly” said Mohammed ben Sulayem, ATCUAE’s President


Companies’ representatives, including CEOs, Operations Managers and Customer Service Specialists, have shown positive feedback in regards to TIR implementation of the system in the country and the various benefits it will provide to the TIR Carnet holders while transporting their goods to UAE or abroad in addition to reducing economic and operational pressures on them.


“On belaf of the IRU we are delighted to participate in the first TIR Awareness workshop for the private sector. The workshop has been a great success due to the wide range of participants from Transport and Freight Forwarding companies.


The workshop provided a great opportunity to share experiences in regional and international road transportation and transit.” said Mr. Rani Wehbe, Senior Adviser for the Middle East, IRU, who underscored the importance of this workshop as the UAE moves closer to the implementation of the TIR system in the UAE.


Mr. Wehbe added that “the success of the TIR system, which is based on a public-private partnership, is dependent on the value that it provides to the transport Operators and Freight Forwarders for efficient and cost effective transit and transport”.   


Further discussion sessions will also be held with other concerned parties including small medium enterprises (SME’s) in order to effectively progress with the implementation process.


The ATCUAE has earlier conducted a number of TIR workshops for the seven local customs departments, the federal Customs Authority, Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime and other stakeholders of the TIR operation in the UAE.


The TIR system, that currently connects 58 countries around the world, allows the transport of goods from country of departure to the country of final destination while it is completely sealed and without the need for manual inspection using standard inspection tools allowing operators to use TIR carnets, that will be issued by the Automobile and Touring Club of UAE and authorized by the IRU, thereby reducing the administrative and financial burdens and implement guaranteed fees and taxes.




- Sura Manhal, photo ATCUAE

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