The first shipment under the United Nations ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention arrived in India from Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar Port.
The consignments arrived at port of Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and Mundra on Wednesday, officials said.
Welcoming the arrival of the maiden shipment, Pranab Kumar Das, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, said the TIR convention will help in fast and easy movement of goods across multiple countries under a common customs document and guarantee.
India had joined the TIR Convention (the United Nations Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets) on June 15, 2017.
The convention allows goods to be outlined in a TIR carnet and sealed in load compartments.
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