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The European Parliament approved the “freedom of transport” between the EU and Ukraine

With their vote on 10th November MEPs ratified the agreement on the carriage of goods by motor vehicle. After the document has been approved by the European Parliament, the European Council must ratify the agreement. This was announced by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

As mentioned in the ministry, the agreement started to work even before the completion of the ratification procedures – after signing in Lyon in June this year, it removes the need for Ukrainian carriers to obtain permits to conduct bilateral and transit transports in the EU.

The period of validity of the EU-Ukraine agreement is 1 year, but technical discussions on extending it for another year are ongoing.

The EU and Ukraine This agreement allows streamlining transport logistics broken due to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The result of freedom of movement is an increase in sales. Between July and September 2022, the physical export volume of goods increased by 2022% and imports by 54% compared to April and June 67. In monetary terms, exports of goods increased by 3,3% and imports by 38%.

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