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1 The IRU Contribution to the National Transportation Day of Afghanistan Martin MARMY Secretary General Kabul, 18 October 2010 Page 1

2 IRUs Objective The objective of the IRU shall be to contribute, in the interest of society as a whole, to the development and prosperity, in all countries, of domestic and international road transport… Article 2, IRU Constitution © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010 Page 2

3 Evolution of IRU Membership Created 1948 National Associations from 8 founding countries Belgium Denmark France Netherlands Norway Sweden UK Switzerland Page Members 74 Countries

4 Page 4 Globalisation and the Challenge of the Logistics Chain The combined efforts of 29 companies in 18 countries Source: IRU What does it take to have a cup of coffee in a café? Road transport has become a vital production tool!

5 Page 5 Road transport is the lifeblood of the economy everywhere

6 Page 6 Evolution of sea containers in ports in 1971

7 Page 7 Evolution of sea containers in ports in 1980

8 Page 8 Evolution of sea containers in ports in 1990

9 Page 9 Evolution of sea containers in ports in 2000

10 Page 10 Evolution of sea containers in ports in 2010

11 Page 11 Satellite Intercepts of the Worlds Telecommunications in a 24-Hour Period Modern Activity Gap: The blank swath in the northern hemisphere is centred on Central Asia! Source: Centre for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC

12 Page 12 IRU New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative - NELTI NELTI ResultsNELTI Results 41 % unjustified levy paid41 % unjustified levy paid 39 % of waiting time at borders39 % of waiting time at borders

13 Page 13 Need to implement the IRU Model Highway Initiative (MHI) The appropriate procedures needed Introduction of effective border crossing procedures based on international regulations Simplified procedures for allocation of land along the model highway Accession to and effective implementation of international agreements and conventions on trade and road transport facilitation Reduction of border waiting times jointly with anti-bribery action plan

14 ECO-IRU Silk Road Truck Carvan 2010 Page 14

15 Secure Trade Facilitation Facilitation and Security = Page 15

16 What is the TIR System? The best multilateral facilitation instrument for international transport and trade The best multilateral facilitation instrument for international transport and trade Based on TIR Convention of 1975 Based on TIR Convention of 1975 Currently signed by 68 contracting parties, with the possibility to be implemented globally and multi- modally (road-rail, road-maritime, road-air) Currently signed by 68 contracting parties, with the possibility to be implemented globally and multi- modally (road-rail, road-maritime, road-air) Page 16 © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010

17 WCO SAFE and TIR Convention Page 17 © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010

18 IRU - UNCTAD IRU and UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (27 April 2010) outlining areas of future cooperation between the two partner organisations IRU and UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (27 April 2010) outlining areas of future cooperation between the two partner organisations Page 18 ASYCUDA WORLD TIR © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010

19 TIR in operation in ECO countries © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010 Page 19

20 TIR in the region Page 20 Candidate © International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2010

21 Reactivation of the TIR System in Afghanistan according to an Action Plan The implementation and re-activation of the TIR System in Afghanistan need the implementation of an Action Plan as foreseen by the MoU signed by the IRU and the Government of Afghanistan in Kabul on 18 October Page 21

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