Kyrgyzstan and Türkiye Open New Era of Trade and Transport Collaboration with Permit Cancellation

Kyrgyzstan and Türkiye have agreed to cancel permits required for bilateral and transit transportation starting May 1. The Ministry of Transport of the Kyrgyz Republic announced this decision.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between Kyrgyz Minister of Transport and Communications Tilek Tekebayev and Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloglu in February 2024. They also agreed to establish a transport commission comprising officials from both ministries and representatives of international carrier associations to address transport industry issues between the two countries.

The commission’s inaugural meeting occurred on April 18-19 in Istanbul, where a significant agreement on international cargo transportation was signed based on earlier negotiations. Effective May 1, Kyrgyz-Turkish carriers will transport goods between the two countries without permits, easing cargo carrier challenges. Additionally, increased quotas for entry without cargo and permits for importing goods from third countries will alleviate transportation hurdles.

The Ministry of Transport emphasized that discussions during the meeting included issues such as transit transportation timing, insurance premiums, and fees for vehicles with temporary license plates. The Turkish delegation committed to addressing these concerns through collaboration with relevant Turkish institutions.

Kaktus Media


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