The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ukrainian Association of International Road Carriers (AsMAP) will study the possibility of amending the Ukraine’s customs legislation to establish a zero rate of import duty for used vehicles that meet the Euro V emission standard with the aim of facilitating upgrade of road carriers’ fleets. This was announced by the press service of the ministry.

The relevant proposal was considered at a meeting on December 10, which was attended by Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Kozak, AsMAP’s President Leonid Kostiuchenko, the Federation of Transport Employers’ Chairman Orest Klympush, and the Trade Union of Road Transport and Road Management Workers’ Chairman Oleh Khmarnyi.

According to the press service, the Ministry of Infrastructure and AsMAP will concentrate their efforts on improving the procedures for allocating and issuing single and reusable ECMT permits for international trucking, including permits based on electronic technologies, in 2014.

Talks will also be held with Slovakia, Estonia, and Belarus on liberalization of trucking (without issuance of permits). In addition, the relevant work on signing agreements on international road transport with China and Afghanistan is expected to be initiated with the involvement of representatives of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.