Poland and Ukraine will consider introducing joint customs and border controls of trucks crossing their common border.

Delegations from the two countries discussed this issue at a meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish joint commission on international road transport in Warsaw from 25 to 26 January. The Ukrainian delegation was led by Deputy Infrastructure Minister for European Integration Viktor Dovhan and the Polish delegation by Deputy State Secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction Jerzy Szmit.

After the talks, the delegations agreed to ask their countries’ customs and border services to implement joint control, which will minimize the waiting time at border crossings.

"Viktor Dovhan confirmed that Ukraine will begin building border infrastructure in accordance with an intergovernmental agreement on a related loan of EUR 100 million in 2017," the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure said.

In addition, the two sides signed a protocol on distribution of the annual quota of 200,000 international trucking permits and made provision for issuance of additional permits for vehicles of the Euro-5 and Euro-6 categories.