Representatives of the IRU paid a working visit to Turkmenistan

Representatives of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) were in Turkmenistan on a working visit from January 16 to 21, reports the country's customs service.

Director of the Department of International Road Transport and Transit Services Tatyana Rei-Bel and consultant of the Department Vakhtang Zarandia met with the Chairman of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan during their visit. During the meeting, issues were discussed on the introduction of a digital TIR system, the simplification of transit and bilateral international road transport operations on the territory of Turkmenistan, the digitization of the used TIR book and the provision of preliminary information about the cargo.

A draft memorandum of understanding between the IRU, the customs services of Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran on improving the security of transportation through the TIR system was also considered.

The guests visited the customs post “Artyk”, located on the Turkmen-Iranian state border, where they got acquainted with its infrastructure and material and technical base. They had the opportunity to see clearly how the “green stripes” are being used here.

Vakhtang Zarandia held working meetings with employees of the Service, the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Association of International Road Carriers. During the meetings, technical issues of digitizing the TIR Carnet used in international road transport in Turkmenistan were discussed, the source said.