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  • Ukraine and North Macedonia agree on "transport visa-free regime"

    A "transport visa-free regime" will be introduced between Ukraine and North Macedonia. It provides for the cancellation of permits for bilateral and transit traffic for vehicles of Euro 3 and higher standard.

    The relevant decision was made during a meeting of the Ukrainian-Macedonian Joint Commission on International Road Transport of Passengers and Goods, which took place in the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje. The parties also agreed on the main conditions for permit-free travel and amendments to the bilateral agreement.

    "We are expanding the list of countries with which we are liberalising transport. Creating conditions for the efficient operation of our carriers is one of the key tasks of the Ministry. "The 'transport visa-free regime' is already in place with the European Union, and in March it was extended until June 2024. We are not pausing, we continue negotiations with other countries," said Serhiy Derkach, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.

    To use the "transport visa-free regime", carriers must have a certificate from the manufacturer or an authorised institution confirming the environmental class of at least Euro 3.

    Ukraine and North Macedonia have agreed to double the quota of permits for transport to third countries for this year and next year. They also agreed on the procedure for the validity of these permits. They can be used both in the forward and reverse directions. This type of permit is valid for vehicles of any environmental category.