Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Administrative Committee for the Customs Convention on the international transport of goods under cover of TIR Carnets as regards the proposal to amend the Convention
A working group made up of contracting parties to the TIR Convention has made four proposals. These will be considered and potentially adopted in the next meeting of the Administrative Committee to the Convention scheduled for October 2020. The European Commission has put forward a Council Decision in order to confirm that the Member States wish to support all four proposals.
If adopted, the proposals will:
• introduce mandatory usage of the electronic International TIR Data Bank (ITDB) by the competent authorities instead of the paper Model Authorization Form (MAF) to transmit to the TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) holder’s authorisation or withdrawal of authorisation to use TIR Carnets,
• attain the mandatory publication of the Customs offices list approved for TIR operations in ITDB,
• allow Contracting Parties to grant, in line with national legislation, to duly authorised persons, greater facilities in the application of the provisions of the Convention,
• clarify the text of the TIR Convention on the use of prescribed itinerary within a customs Union and update the maximum guarantee amount for alcohol/tobacco TIR Carnet.