Ukraine and Moldova canceled permits for international freight transport

On September 1, Ukrainian carriers will be able to travel to the Republic of Moldova under new simplified rules.

The Ministry of Infrastructure team agreed on this with colleagues from Chisinau on the eve of Moldova’s Independence Day, which is celebrated today, August 27.

After the signing of the “transport visa exemption” with the countries of the European Union, Moldova remained the only border state with which the permit regime for Ukrainian carriers was not completely canceled. Given the large volume of freight currently heading to Moldova, the signing of the bilateral protocol will remove the risk of our exports being halted.

The permit regime will be preserved for non-scheduled passenger transport (next year the parties will exchange 2,200 permits) and for transport to and from third countries (Ukraine will receive 10,000 permits for 2023).

“The bilateral cancellation of international freight transport permits, the opening a few days ago of the Berezine – Basarabeaska railway section, which had not operated for more than 20 years, are excellent examples of cooperation in the sector transport, strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova.

Now our task is to make the most of the new opportunities to boost the economies of our countries in the face of the threats posed by Russian military aggression and Russian politics in general,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure.

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