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Ukraine extends "transport visa-free regime" with Türkiye until war's end

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 20:10
Ukraine extends transport visa-free regime with Türkiye until war's end
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The Ukrainian Ministry for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development has reached an agreement with Türkiye’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to continue freight traffic liberalisation.

Source: press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure 

Details: The ministry emphasised that the "transport visa-free regime," also known as freight traffic liberalisation, encompasses both bilateral and transit freight transportation.

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Quote: "The continuation of freight transportation liberalisation is an example of data-driven decision-making with a positive impact on the bilateral transportation market. Approximately 15% of our exports to Türkiye are delivered by road.

Turkish companies import nearly 60% of the total volume of goods via road to us," commented Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.

The ministry emphasised that no permits are required for freight and transit traffic. The arrangements include contactless travel for empty truck entries. The relevant decision is recorded in the meeting minutes.

It was also possible to increase the number of freight transportation permits to and from third countries by one thousand, bringing the total to 3,500.

Background: 

During the "transport visa-free" agreement between Ukraine and the EU, the movement of goods by road from Ukraine to the EU increased by more than 40%.

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