TIR Convention

Acceptance to the TIR system

The TIR transit procedure is a procedure subject to authorisation. The purpose of the procedure is to ensure uninterrupted movement of goods along the transport route under customs supervision. The procedure can be implemented in countries which are contracting parties of the TIR Convention.

The use of the TIR transit procedure requires Customs’ decision on acceptance to the TIR system. Finnish Transport and Logistics SKAL, who granted the TIR Carnet, functions as a guarantor for the TIR transit, no separate guarantee needs to be provided to Customs.

Registration of TIR quality experts

From the beginning of 2013, only heavy vehicle inspectors registered by Customs, i.e. TIR quality experts, have been able to issue statements on the TIR condition of transport units.

The status of TIR quality expert can be applied for by a person

  • who has a certified qualification to carry out registration inspections of heavy vehicles
  • who has not committed any serious or repeated infringements of customs or tax legislation.

Before registration as TIR quality expert, the applicant must pass the test arranged by Customs on the technical regulations concerning the transport units used for TIR transports. There are two tests every year. The dates of the tests are published on Customs’ website in January. Two weeks before the test date, Customs invites the applicant to take the test.

Read more
Contact us
Customs Information Service, Business customers
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Contact Customs Information

The cost of a call from a landline or mobile phone subscription is 0 cents/min + local network charge/ standard mobile rate.


Keywords

Help us improve our site content

We want to improve our service, which is why your feedback is valuable to us. If you have ideas on how our web services could be developed further or if you wish to give us feedback, please let us know.

Send feedback