Start of Transport Visa-Free Ukraine-EU

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, July 1, 2022
Start of Transport Visa-Free Ukraine-EU

Ukraine and the European Union signed a historic agreement confirming the unconditional logistical connection between the EU countries and the EU's candidate

On June 29, an Agreement on the liberalization of road transport from the EU was signed in Lyon. The Agreement eliminates the need to issue permits for freight and transit transportation within the borders of the European Union and Ukraine. The Agreement creates a basis for the development of bilateral logistics and exports of Ukrainian goods, which have been exacerbated by the war.

The Agreement also prescribes the conditions for simplifying the recognition of a driver's license: from now on, Ukrainian drivers are not required to show an international driver's license.

Within a period of up to 1 year, the parties are required to complete the Agreement's ratification, after which it will enter into force permanently. It is known that negotiations on visa-free transport began almost a year ago, and the urgent need to adopt an agreement arose due to the war, which provoked a stagnation in commodity and transport logistics between states.

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