The TIR System – TIR Convention and Contracting Parties (Chapter 3)

This unit gives you an introduction to the origins and structure of the TIR Convention. It explains the TIR Convention description of ‘Contracting Parties’ and tells you where to find a full list of the countries between which a TIR transit operation can be established. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – TIR Guarantee system & Contractual relationships (Chapter 4)

The functioning of the TIR system relies on setting up a series of contractual relationships between government authorities, transport operators, national Associations and insurers. This unit covers the details of these contracts and relationships and explains the international chain of guarantee. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – TIR Carnets (Chapter 5)

This unit discusses the general function of the TIR Carnet, its role in the control of TIR operations, and the different elements that make up a TIR Carnet. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – How to fill in a TIR Carnet (Chapter 6)

The use of a harmonised international customs document – the TIR Carnet – is a basic principle of the TIR System. This unit discusses the fields of the TIR Carnet and the rules for filling them out. It makes use of a step by step process in order to explain a TIR transport from A to Z – from receiving a TIR Carnet, to the journey itself, and through to the return of the TIR Carnet to the association and ultimately to the IRU. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – Incidents and Accidents (Chapter 7)

This unit discusses the actions to be taken by transporters and Customs authorities in the event of incidents and accidents. It also provides a step by step approach to the fields that need to be completed in the TIR Carnet’s Certified Report. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – Risk Management in the TIR System (Chapter 8/9)

This unit presents the multiple risk management tools to protect the integrity of the TIR system that IRU has developed. These tools include SafeTIR, AskTIR and TIR-EPD, software designed to effectively manage risk by the actors of the TIR system. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.

The TIR System – TIR Claims (Chapter 10)

Should a TIR irregularity lead to a Customs claim for duties and taxes, there are particular practices that have to be followed. This unit will take you through a scenario to illustrate the claims process from the irregularity to the resolution of the Customs debt. A quiz is also included to test your knowledge.