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19 October 2022, 13:08

Belarus plans to develop permit-free system for road freight transport

MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – Belarus plans to develop a permit-free system for road freight transport operations, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Sivak said at a joint sitting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, BelTA has learned.

"We have obtained more than 14,000 additional permits and are working to obtain another 6,300 permits this year. Work is underway to further develop a permit-free system for road freight transport operations. Relevant agreements have already been reached with Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Uzbekistan. Development of road freight transportation to China has become important today. Belarus and China exchanged permits for 2022 in the amount of 1,000. Of these, 575 have already been issued to Belarusian carriers," Anatoly Sivak informed.

Belarus and Russia are working to reach an agreement on a permit-free transportation system as part of the Union State program for the unification of transport market regulation.

"The government's decision allowing the movement of trucks from the European Union through the territory of Belarus only to the designated places of transshipment contributes to the recovery of losses incurred by Belarusian carriers and their re-focus on the international transportation market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Asian region. On average, about 1,000 such operations are performed in the country per day,” Anatoly Sivak noted. “Russia's decision to abolish, as from 20 July 2022, the categorization of permits of the Russian Federation to/from third countries has expanded the capabilities of Belarusian carriers to transport goods of European countries.”

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