Ukraine, EU extend ‘transport visa-free regime’ for another year

Ukraine, EU extend ‘transport visa-free regime’ for another year

Ukraine and the European Union have extended the agreement, abolishing the need for Ukrainian carriers to obtain appropriate permits for bilateral and transit road transportation to the EU.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration - Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Over the first year, the agreement has proven its practical effectiveness. During the period of its validity, the volume of bilateral and transit road freight operations increased by more than 50%,” Kubrakov wrote.

In his words, such projects help not only to support Ukraine’s economy and find logistics solutions for exporters but bring the state closer to its key foreign policy objective, i.e. EU membership.

According to Kubrakov, in cooperation with European partners, Ukraine is currently developing the necessary border logistics infrastructure. In particular, since the Russian full-scale invasion started, two new border crossing points with Romania have been opened, as well as a checkpoint based on temporary infrastructure for empty trucks on the border with Poland.

In addition, the capacity of the Krakovets-Korchova border crossing point was expanded, and the operation of the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint on the border with Poland was streamlined.


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