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        UAE launches the first Intermodal export shipment under “TIR carnet”

        Wednesday, September 19, UAE represented by the FCA and the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), in cooperation with the Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime, Dubai Customs and the Sharjah Ports and Customs administration, UAE has launched the first intermodal export shipment of Indus International FZC and carnet holder Kuehne + Nagel from the Emirate of Sharjah via Jebel Ali, Dubai to Czech Republic via Germany, according to the International Road Transport system "TIR".

        The ceremonial launch was honored by the presence of Mohammed Juma Buosaiba, Director General of the FCA, Mohammed Bin Sulayem, President of ATCUAE and Mohammed Mir Abdul Rahman, Director General of Sharjah Customs. In addition to a number of executives, directors of the administrations and heads of departments of the participating entities and officials of the two companies.

        Preparation for the launch of shipment began on Tuesday by the Sharjah Customs, they inspected the container containing the goods to be exported in the Indus International FZC warehouse in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, preparing the customs declaration, whereby the transport is facilitated by the UAE carnet holder Kuehne + Nagel with the TIR carnet issued by the ATCUAE was used for this TIR transport.

        On Wednesday morning, the container was transferred to the Sharjah Customs Center at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone. The customs inspectors affixed the customs lead seal on the container, performed the customs control on the TIR carnet and transmitted the “release of transit message” using the IT portal and they handed over the TIR carnet to the transport company; and allowed to move the container towards Jebel Ali Customs center in Dubai, where the TIR carnet was presented to the customs inspector and after physical checking the “termination of transit” was transmitted with customs control (stamps) on the TIR carnet by Dubai Customs officials. The container then gated into the Jebel Ali port terminal, to be loaded on the ship to travel by sea to the Port of Hamburg, Germany for continuation of TIR transport until Czech Republic.

        HE the Commissioner, Ali Al Kaabi, said that the activation of the TIR system and the launch of the first intermodal export shipment from the State using the TIR carnet reflect the State's keenness to fulfill its international obligations and play an active role in facilitating the movement of international trade.  In addition, to provide a stimulating and attractive business environment for global capital. He pointed out that the UAE continues its successful path to build a competitive knowledge-based economy that strengthens its position as a regional and global trading center; based on the vision and guidance of the wise leadership and the principles and objectives of Vision 2021 and UAE 2071. Added that the coming period will witness the completion of the second phase of the implementation of the "TIR" system in the UAE, which includes the completion of the integration of IRU-IT risk management tools between the FCA and the local customs administrations. In addition, the activation of additional customs centers in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman. With pilot shipments in partnership with Saudi Arabia and Oman. Pointing out that the third phase aims to complete the digital transformation of the full use of the electronic TIR (eTIR).

        He praised the efforts exerted by the partners in the implementation of the "TIR" system and the level of cooperation they provided. Especially the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the local customs administrations, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the private sector.

        On his part, HE Mohammed Buosaiba expressed his pleasure to launch the first export shipment according to the international road transport system "TIR". Stressing that the system provides many advantages and benefits to the national economy by simplifying the movement of national & international transport, giving access to over 62 TIR operational countries. In addition to achieving the highest standards of safety in the transport of goods with the unification of customs procedures, and reduce the waiting time for trucks on the border using fast tracks.

        HE pointed out that the activation of the "TIR" system contributes to the developing the national industry, encourage exports, and move to the top ranks globally in the global competitiveness indicators, logistics businesses and customs procedures. As well as supporting, small and medium-sized companies operating in free zones, and enhancing control of goods using the e-clearance system

        On his part, HE Mohammed Ben Sulayem adds “TIR system is the key to security and trade, driving transport globally, which will start and end with TIR regime. The most important element that focuses on the TIR is the security in the transport of goods, where customs duties and taxes are guaranteed by the TIR carnet along with the mutual recognition of customs controls, which facilitates trade to increase the economy and ease of doing business. We are extremely happy with the support and cooperation of National & International stakeholders with a common interest to develop trade corridors and initiate the TIR project in UAE”.