The EU has issued new practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods, freight moving across the EU borders within the framework of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) to which Ukraine is included. Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Natalia Forsiuk told today, March 26, 2020.
Natalia Forsiuk noted that the EU considers promoting the work of carriers the next step after anti-epidemiological measures by the importance because maintaining sustainable trade is the support for the functioning of the economies of European countries. “The EU has made recommendations to facilitate the smooth movement of goods, the availability of goods and essential services within the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), to which Ukraine is included. The recommendations should help those who are putting themselves at risk from city to city, from country to country delivering the necessary things to people: products, personal protection goods, medicines and any other goods,” the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine emphasized.
Therefore, the recommendations, in particular, contain the following:
According to experts of the Ministry of Infrastructure Reform Support Team, jointly ensuring the continuous freight movement, availability of goods and essential services within the TEN-T, European countries thus create the necessary prerequisites for mitigation of the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic for national economies and effective adaptation of logistics to new realities.