Poland, Russia reach agreement on road transport

2016-02-20 09:10 update: 2018-09-27, 05:19
31.01.2016. Ruch na polsko-rosyjskim przejściu granicznym Bezledy- Bagrationowsk Archiwum. Fot.  PAP/Tomasz Waszczuk
31.01.2016. Ruch na polsko-rosyjskim przejściu granicznym Bezledy- Bagrationowsk Archiwum. Fot. PAP/Tomasz Waszczuk
Polish deputy Infrastructure and Construction Minister Jerzy Szmit and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Asaul Friday reached accord on restoring international road transports after 2 days of complicated talks in Moscow.

The talks concerned road transport permits for 2016. Permits for Polish drivers transporting goods in the Russian Federation expired on January 31, Polish lorry drivers were given until February 15 to leave Russian territory and could enter Russia only with special international permits. Poland has 168 such permits.

Szmit said after the talks that he was glad over the consensus in the matter and informed that Russia will adjust its freighting laws to the new decisions until April 15 of this year.

In 2015 the permit quota for Polish drivers stood at 250,000, with three permit categories: transit transport, bilateral transport and third-country transport. (PAP)


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