Belarus has signed an agreement on international road transportation with the United Kingdom, Emerging Europe reports.
The agreement will regulate passenger and cargo movement, including transit, between the two countries.
After the agreement comes into force, motor vehicle carriage in Belarus and the UK will be carried out in accordance with the laws of the country where it takes place. Competent authorities will issue permits, whose number will be agreed by the joint committee.
Among others, the agreement bans coastal shipping and sets terms for mutual exemptions from customs duties and taxes on transport vehicle owners.
Commenting on the agreement, the UK Ambassador To Belarus Fionna Gibb said:
“This is an important agreement that we also have with other countries.
It is designed to simplify the work of international road carriers. This is a very important step, which will contribute to the development of trade opportunities.”
The Belarusian side also expects an increase in exports and earning from export following the agreement.
Currently, the highest share of goods transported from Belarus to the UK consists of auto parts, medicines, and other liquid goods.