TIR System resumes in Russia until 1 July 2014



The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FCS RF) has today officially notified the Russian TIR guaranteeing association ASMAP about the extension of its agreement until 1 July 2014. 

In line with the TIR Convention, Russian customs authorities must therefore continue to accept TIR Carnets at the Russian borders including after 1 December 2013. 

Considering this very late announcement from the FCS RF and the lack of available details, practical problems are still likely to take place at some border-crossing points in Russia over the next few days. 

The IRU will publish further information as soon as it becomes available.