Qatar Chamber (QC) participated in the World Congress International Road Transport Union (IRU) in Muscat and discussed the challenges and opportunities in public transportation and mobility. The three-day IRU World Congress, which concluded on November 8 in the Omani capital, also discussed ways of modernizing the sector through innovation and technology.
At the conference, QC, the country’s largest and oldest private industry representative body, reaffirmed its support to efforts in facilitating international trade, smooth movement of goods and services across borders and public mobility by adopting best practices and boosting cooperation with member countries.
The conference stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between the public and private sectors in the field of transport, trade and mobility, enhancing joint action, identifying international best practices, supporting transport companies, facilitating international trade and creating legislation to serve the development of the sector.
Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Director General of Qatar Chamber, lead the Qatari delegation at the conference that witnessed the signing of Muscat agreement, which draws road map for the future of road transport, transport, trade and logistics and urges all stakeholders in the road transport sector to take joint actions based on understanding and cooperation.
Al Sharqi pointed out that the conference also highlighted the most important solutions that enable the sector’s employees to achieve growth and development through innovation, which is the best way to prosper.
He also touched on how to face the challenges of urban mobility and benefit from innovative practices that generate new revenues and enhance resource development.
He added that the Qatar Chamber joined the International Road Transport Union late last year and became the guarantor and the founder of the national version of the TIR system in Qatar in coordination with the General Authority of Customs.
He noted that the Chamber called for working in Qatar and specialized in the transport sector companies wishing to join the global customs transit system for the transport of goods across international land borders.
He pointed out that the implementation of the TIR system for international land transport comes within the framework of facilitating trade and reducing transport and shipping costs for traders, in addition to facilitating the land transport of goods as the global customs transport system TIR is a system of transport and international customs guarantee applied globally, country of origin through the countries of transit to the country of destination in booths loaded sealed subject to customs control through a mutually recognized multi-parties system, as it is the easiest and most secure and reliable system for the transportation of goods across multiple international borders, which saves time and money for transport operators as well as customs authorities.