The first Pakistan-Iran transport operations are the focus of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Pakistan, Iran and IRU today in Geneva and will take place in the coming weeks.
The MoU establishes cooperation between the two TIR associations of the respective countries, concerning the organisation and performance-monitoring of initial TIR transports.
Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) and Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (PNC-ICC) agree to perform the first TIR operations between the two countries and to structure a roadmap to identify any impediments, with recommendations on how to resolve them.
The MoU stipulates that TIR-EPD – a digital system for submitting advance information to the customs authorities of both countries – is used for the TIR transports performed in the framework of the project.
With Iran and Turkey having successfully completed a digital TIR pilot last year and given Pakistan’s capabilities to use digital TIR tools, there is strong potential for the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul corridor to benefit from fully digital operations in the future.