International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is a multi modal transportation established in 12 SEP 2000 in St. Petersburg, by Iran, Russia and India for the purpose of promoting transportation cooperation among the Member States. This corridor connects India Ocean and Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea via Islamic republic of IRAN, then is connected to St. Petersburg and North European via Russian Federation.
The INSTC was expanded to include eleven new members, namely: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Ukraine, Republic of Belarus, Oman, Syria, Bulgaria (Observer).


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Meetng by COMCEC delegate
By the request of COMCEC delegate, three meeting has been held in MRUD, PMO and RAI with the focus on INSTC on 31th of July. Important points of meeting are as follows: - Duties of INSTC secretary in Iran - Load potential in INSTC and willingness of member states for using this corridor - Investigate on the transit time and cost - Custom problems and bottlenecks - Using IT solutions in order to solve major problems - Methods of data gathering - Investigate on situation of southern ports of Iran - Introducing alternative routes besides Caspian Sea
Meeting with European Commission Experts
A joint meeting was held by INSTC Secretary and two experts of European Commission in 29 of July in MRUD. The main aim of the meeting was to assess the impact of Iran's opening up on passengers and trade flows in and with the Southern Caucasus and Turkey. The overall objectives of the meeting were to understanding the following items: - Assess possible changing patterns and volume of passengers and trade flows in and among the Southern Caucasus countries (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and Turkey. - Investigate possible consequences for modifications to investment strategies in the transport network (e.g. main corridors) and logistics hubs, from the economic benefits perspective on a sub-regional (Southern Caucasus and Turkey) scale. - Assess the implications for border crossings, with recommendations for needed adaptations in terms of procedures and/or physical infrastructure and equipment. - Qualitatively (and possibly also quantitatively) assess (direct and indirect) impact on economic development of Caucasus countries (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and Turkey in the medium-long term thanks to: o Free trade (extensive lowering of trade-tariffs) Iran- Caucasus- Turkey countries. o New investment strategies following the "consequences and implications" of the improved trade and movement of people.
INSTC Friendship Car Rally
During the meeting between ambassador of India with rasoul eslami director general (ministry of foreign affairs of I.R.IRAN) ; ambassador had mentioned about the proposed international North South Transport Corridor friendship Car Rally which is planned from India via Iran and Azerbaijan to Russia . It is proposed that the rally would be flagged off in India on 15 september,2017 ;the vehicles would arrive in Iran (Bandar Abbas) before 19 September ,2017 from where it is proposed that they would be driven through Shiraz ,Isfahan ,Tehran to Astara border crossing and on return journey, it is proposed that the cars touch Chabahar . The objective of INSTC friendship car rally is to give prominence and publicity to the proposed route and Kalinga Motor Sport Club (KMSC) of India is working out the logistics.
Internal meeting of INSTC management
The internal meeting of INSTC Secretary has been held on 13th of June in Iran Ministry of Road and Urban Development (MRUD) with the participation of experts from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), Port and Maritime Organization (PMO), Iranian Railway (RAI) and Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA),aiming to prosper and ease transit through INSTC corridor. Important points of meeting are as follows: - The necessity of harmonized tariff system among INSTC member countries was discussed. - More attention to the role of private sector was emphasized. - The investment opportunities by IDB and ADB were reviewed.