A recent report by the Iranian Ministry of Economy signals a major growth in transit via the Iranian soil.


Iran has been the number one world issuer of TIR carnets among member countries of TIR Convention in 2021, the report says citing figures by the International Road Transport Union (IRU).


It said that Iran issued 125, 604 TIR carnets in 2021 to stand at the world top spot.

TIR carnet is a document according to which the goods are sealed in the exporting country and are unsealed in the destination with no need for unsealing and undergoing customs procedures in the middle countries.


The reports elaborated on the main factors contributing to the rise in Iran’s international transport, including among others the facilities provided by the Iranian customs administration, implementation of selectivity plan in Iranian southern port of Shahid Rajaei, further activating transit corridors such as the International North-South Transit Corridor (INSTC) and Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) Corridor, and implementation of E-TIR project and the dispatch of the first Indian cargo to Russia via Iran by this scheme.