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EU, Ukraine signs pact to liberalise road transportation

Freight carriers from Ukraine wouldn't require permits to enter EU

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The European Union and Ukraine have signed an agreement to liberalise road freight transportation.

Mustafa Nayyem, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure said Ukraine's freight carriers would no longer require permits to enter the EU. In a social media post, Nayyem wrote, “We have become a full member of the European Union's transport family: Ukraine and the EU have signed an Agreement on the liberalization of transit and bilateral international transport.”

He added that Ukraine's car carriers are equal to all their colleagues in the EU. The annual woes from the lack of international permits will forever go down in history, he said.

Nayyem added that Ukraine's driving licenses are also now acceptable in the EU. According to the Agreement, Ukrainian drivers who have driving licenses of the old model that do not meet valid international requirements will be able to carry out international transportation of cargo and passengers to EU countries without the issuance of international driving licenses in possession of a national model driver's license or professional competence certificates or driver's qualification cards, the minister wrote.

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