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Ukraine and Turkey agree to expand permit-free movement of trucks

Ukraine and Turkey agreed to extend the liberalization of rules on bidirectional freight transport and truck transit “at least until the end of the war,” the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure reported on February 29.

Ukraine has a permit-free freight transport regime with 35 countries, including EU members, which helped the country continue its agricultural exports when Russia blocked Ukraine’s maritime trade at the start of the large-scale invasion.

“The expansion of freight transport liberalization is an example of making decisions based on numbers and real indicators regarding the positive impact on the two-way transport market,” said Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.

About 15% of Ukrainian exports to Turkey and 60% of Turkish imports to Ukraine are exported via road transport, Kubrakov said.

According to the ministry, according to the agreement between the two countries, Ukrainian and Turkish road carriers do not need to apply for permits for exports, imports and freight transit, including the entry of empty trucks.

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