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  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Event: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, in association with the Ministry of External Affairs, organized an event in New Delhi aimed at canvassing support for India’s candidature for the TIR Executive Board.
  • Timing: This event coincided with the 81st session of the TIR Administrative Committee, which took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

This topic of “TIRExB” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.

What is TIRExB?

  • TIR Executive Board: TIRExB serves as a subsidiary body of the TIR Administrative Committee.

How TIRExB Operates

  • Supervision and Support: TIRExB plays a pivotal role in supervising and supporting the TIR procedure, both at national and international levels.

Who Comprises TIRExB?

  • 9 Members: TIRExB consists of nine members who represent different Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention.

TIR Convention Details

  • Full Name: The TIR Convention stands for the “Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets.”
  • Abbreviation: TIR stands for “International Road Transports.”
  • Purpose: The primary objective of the TIR Convention is to establish an international harmonized system of Customs control, facilitating the seamless transport of goods across multiple international borders.
  • Features:
    • Single Customs Document: The TIR Carnet serves as a single customs document recognized by multiple countries.
    • Unified System of Guarantee: It establishes a unified system of guarantee to cover Customs duties and taxes in transit countries.
  • Contracting Parties: The TIR Convention has 78 Contracting Parties, including India.
  • Operators: There are more than 33,000 TIR operators worldwide.
  • Transports: Approximately 1.5 million TIR transports occur each year under the convention.

TIRExB’s efforts in promoting India’s candidature for the TIR Executive Board are essential to ensure India’s continued involvement and contribution to the facilitation of international goods transport and Customs procedures.

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