MOSCOW, February 19.Russia and Poland agreed to extend until April 15 the transitional period during which cargo transportation between the two countries can be carried out with special permission. This was reported to journalists by the Deputy Minister of infrastructure of Poland, Jerzy Schmidt.
“Yesterday, the experts of Poland and the Russian Federation in the framework of the next round of negotiations, spoke of a transition period, discussed the issue of permits for this period and ends on 15 April,” said Schmidt.
Polish carriers are losing up to PLN 6 million a day because of problems with transit through Russia
The Deputy head of the Polish Minister also said that at a meeting of representatives of Russia and Poland on February 18 to discuss the terms and the documents required to obtain a permit. “It can be a transit or bilateral documents”, – said Schmidt.
The Deputy Minister noted that as part of the next round of negotiations, which will be held on 19 February, the Polish side intends to keep all of the conditions that give the possibility normally exist in the Russian market of the Polish carriers.
“That was last year, can lead to the disappearance of 85 percent of the Polish transport market of the Russian Federation. Today we will continue the negotiations, which are important not only for transport but also for the entire economy of Russia and Poland. We should meet, and whether the decision is made today or will have another round of spending, it depends on two sides,” he said.
The situation of cargo transportation in Russia and Poland
February 1 has expired permits for cargo transportation, which annually between Russia and Poland. As previously reported, in previous rounds of talks, countries have agreed on quotas for trucking in 2016, which on February 1, autosabina between the countries ceased. Until 15 February, the carriers of both countries could return to the country of registration according to the old permissions.
Poland intends to agree with Russia on freight transport and does not consider the other scenario
Poland was unhappy with the adoption of the Russian Federation legislative and normative acts regulating monitoring of the implementation on the territory of the Russian international road haulage by foreign vehicles, including transport of goods from third countries.
According to the Russian side, the new legislation has eliminated the disadvantages in the national regulatory framework, using which unscrupulous foreign carriers imported from third countries to Russia goods under cover of preferential bilateral mode of transportation.
The problems with road freight message of Russia with Europe in 2016
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