TIR Carnet is a customs transit document used to prove the existence of the international guarantee for duties and taxes for the goods transported under the TIR system, within the limit of the amounts specified by the contracting parties and under conditions stipulated in the TIR Convention.
Each TIR carnet has a unique reference number. A TIR carnet may have 4, 6, 14, or 20 vouchers, as one pair of vouchers is used per country. The number of vouchers indicates the number of countries that can be transited, including the countries of departure and countries of destination, under cover of this type of carnet, e.g. a 20-voucher carnet may be used for a TIR transport through up to 10 countries.
Each individual TIR Carnet can be used for only one TIR transport. Once the TIR transport has been terminated at the Customs office of destination of the goods, the driver is handed back the TIR Carnet duly endorsed by the Customs authorities of destination. Customs authorities must immediately confirm the termination of the TIR transport electronically via SafeTIR. The TIR Carnet is returned to the Association and shipped to the International Road Transport Union (IRU) for final control and archiving.
Supporting documents required for registration with the TIR system
- Original vehicle license;
- Copy of the Technical Control Card issued by a VTCC (Vehicle Technical Control Centre);
- Vehicle Technical Control (TEKA) - please contract local Customs Offices
- Commencement of Business Certificate or the company’s Articles of Association;
- Owner's ID card or passport;
- Copy of a recent (calendar-wise) sales or purchase invoice (ONLY for private vehicles);
- A solemn declaration certified by a public authority, stating that the car shall perform transport solely on behalf of the company; (ONLY for private vehicles);
- Copies of recent (calendar-wise) power or water or telecommunications bills
- Payment of a Guarantee for the amount of USD 5,000. For payment methods, please see attachment 2
Parties interested in joining the TIR carnet system and the individual guarantees system, please contact the competent Issuing Department of OFAE.
For the transport of "high-risk" goods
- An additional guarantee of USD 50,000.
- It shall be in the form of a bank guarantee or money deposit, just like the Admission Guarantee.
- It must be deposited to OFAE before the first transport under the TIR procedure begins.