The International Road Transport Association has officially announced the activation of the Agreement on International Road Transport for Transit in the State of Qatar with the TIR system, in a move that promotes the creation of more effective commercial transport and transportation corridors in the GCC region and the world.
This step contributes to raising the efficiency and speed of performance of the transportation system and the supply and supply chains in Qatar and the region, which ensures the safe and timely delivery and delivery of goods to and from the State of Qatar. Read also What does Qatar gain from the UN land transport agreement?$53 billion surplus in Qatar’s trade balance in 2018Qatar’s non-oil exports rise 37%Supply and supply chains..Qatar connects with the world
The TIR system of transit of the United Nations is the only international system that allows the transport of goods from one country to another through transit countries, if necessary, in secure cargo compartments approved by the customs authorities through this multilateral system, which is recognized and supported by United Nations Organization.
With the accession of the State of Qatar, the number of Gulf Cooperation Council countries implementing the TIR transit system increases to 5 out of 6 countries in the Council.
With the activation of this system, transport operators, shipping companies and commercial beneficiaries will benefit from the advantages of this system, represented in the availability of faster, cheaper and safer trade corridors between the State of Qatar and its trading partners in the region and countries of the world.
Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al-Sulaiti believes that activating international land transport with the TIR system in the State of Qatar represents an advanced step in linking the land transport system with the State of Qatar regionally and globally with the aim of increasing trade exchange and supporting the mutual economy with countries, which supports Qatar’s efforts to develop the sector Sustainable and integrated land transport, in addition to strengthening cooperation and strengthening relations between the State of Qatar and international organizations in the field of transport.
Al-Sulaiti added that the start of the operational operations of the land transport agreement with the “TIR” system will support the directions and plans of the ministry in making the State of Qatar a vital transit point in line with its strategic location, and in a manner that contributes to supporting the localization and development of the national industry in the transport and logistics sectors, where road transport is a system “Ter” is one of the most important factors attracting investments in the logistics sector and all related sectors.
He explained that this system supports the development of the multimodal road transport sector, and facilitates the transit of goods, as well as the preferential advantages associated with facilitating trade operations and reducing costs and time for shipping to and from the State of Qatar, all of which are essential data that contribute to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.
In turn, Qatar Chamber President Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani stressed that activating the international land transport system in the State of Qatar will contribute to facilitating trade and reducing transport and shipping costs for traders, in addition to facilitating road transport of goods and merchandise.
He explained that the Qatar Chamber is the national guarantor and exporter of the application of the TIR system in the State of Qatar, pointing out that the Chamber is educating the private sector about the importance of the TIR system in reducing the cost of exports and ensuring the arrival of goods to their final destinations according to the highest safety standards, as well as reducing the duration of time. The arrival of imports.
For his part, the President of the Qatar Customs Authority, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Jammal, stressed that activating international land transport with the “TIR” system in the State of Qatar comes within the framework of the importance of developing and strengthening cooperation between member states in the field of international land transport, and removing restrictions and obstacles in this field. It aims to facilitate the movement of road transport of goods to the maximum extent possible, and at the same time maintain security and customs dues for the countries through which the goods transported by this system pass.
El-Gamal pointed out that this cooperation between neighboring countries is aimed at reducing the cost of exports and lowering the price of goods at home.