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Ukraine, EU exte8k8 comnd freight transport deal for another year

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KIEV -- Ukraine and the European Union (EU) have amended and extended their agreement on freight transport liberalization, which was due to expire on June 30, for another year, the Ukrainian government press service reported Thursday.

The updated deal includes provisions for prolonging the cancellation of special permits for haulers traveling between Ukraine and the EU.

At the same time, the agreement created new mutual obligations between the parties regarding transport licenses and the labeling of trucks.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said the "transport visa-free regime" with the EU would contribute to Ukraine's integration into the European economic space and spur the country's economy.

"It will ensure positive dynamics of exports to the EU countries, which will make us more economically sustainable," Shmyhal said.

According to him, in the past 18 months, Ukraine's exports to the EU increased by 48 percent backed by permit-free freight transport travel.

Ukraine and the EU signed the freight transport deal in June 2022. At the end of last year, Polish carriers staged protests at several checkpoints on the Ukrainian border, demanding the return of the permit regime for Ukrainian haulers crossing into the EU.

The updated agreement includes a clause that a permit-free regime for Ukrainian carriers could be automatically extended until the end of 2025.

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