The EU-funded EuroMed Transport Support Project organized a national workshop on the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) and on the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (The Harmonization Convention). The event was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Lebanon on 9 – 10 April in Beirut. The workshop, which gathered more than 40 representatives of key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, aimed at presenting the objectives, main provisions and benefits of both Conventions and promoting their implementation.
The TIR Convention, sets up the international Customs Transit procedure that permits the seamless international transport of goods by road without undergoing the usual customs procedures or the need to make a financial deposit at each border. The Harmonization Convention is a framework Convention that facilitates international border crossing for transported goods through harmonization and reduction of administrative formalities, and through measures that include joint controls and provision of shared facilities, same opening hours and same types of services at shared borders.
The EuroMed Transport Support Project (EuroMed TSP), to be implemented from 2017 to 2022, is an EU-funded project which contributes to the creation of an integrated transport system in the Mediterranean and supports the Southern Mediterranean Partner Countries in the implementation of the regulatory aspects of the Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020 specifically in the field of road and urban transport.