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International Road Transport Union (IRU)

The IRU is the world road transport organisation, which upholds the interests of road transport operators to ensure economic growth and prosperity via the sustainable mobility of people and goods by road worldwide. 

With a truly global vision, the IRU acts effectively both at international and also national level through its network of national road transport associations. 

The IRU works in true Public Private Partnership with the UNECE in implementing the UN Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention), and implementing this and other key UN trade facilitation instruments, such as the Harmonization Convention, is the most efficient way to achieve the TFA’s objectives.  

Having had a long cooperation with the WTO, the IRU actively supports the rapid implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement on road transport and trade related matters.  

Read more on the TIR System


Blog: IRU- We Love The Road


For Trade Facilitation related information, please contact:

Mr Jens Hügel

Head – Sustainable Development

IRU Secretariat General
16, chemin de la Voie-Creuse, B.P.44
CH-1211 Geneva 20

Telephone: +41 22 918 2700

Fax: +41 22 918 2741