TIR System at Saudi Arabia

Accession of Saudi Arabia to UN TIR Convention to boost trade by facilitating cross-border movement of goods Published 22 May 2018


Saudi Arabia has become the 74th Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system.

Joining the Convention facilitates trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across borders.

More than 30% of global trade crosses the Red Sea, making Saudi Arabia crucial for goods transit through the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s accession is an important milestone for improving road and multimodal transport in the Middle East.




Saudi Customs and SATA Sign Agreement to activate the Kingdom's Accession to the TIR Convention


In 2012, the Saudi Automobile and Touring Association (SATA), a member of the Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO), joined the International Road Union (IRU). In October 2018 His Excellency Mr. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz AlHakbani, Governor of Saudi Customs, signed an agreement to activate the accession of Saudi Arabia to the “Transports Internationaux Routiers” TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, on Wednesday, the 3rd October 2018 at Saudi Customs headquarters The agreement was signed with the Saudi Automobile & Touring Association (SATA), the official representative of The International Road Transport Union (IRU) in the Kingdom, and the guarantor responsible for the issuance of TIR carnets.






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