Latvia and Rus­sia agree on ex­change of ad­di­tional 3,000 uni­ver­sal per­mits for car­goes

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Latvia and Rus­sia will ex­change 7,000 uni­ver­sal per­mits for in­ter­na­tional cargo trans­ports in 2017. This will be the largest uni­ver­sal per­mit vol­ume in the past 15 years, as re­ported by Road Direc­torate.

On 14 Au­gust 2017, Latvia and Rus­sian In­ter-Gov­ern­men­tal Trans­port Work Group reached an agree­ment on ex­change of ad­di­tional 3,000 uni­ver­sal per­mits. It is planned that Lat­vian cargo car­ri­ers will start re­ceiv­ing them form Septem­ber on­ward. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Road Direc­torate men­tion that there will be 7,000 uni­ver­sal per­mits and 100,000 per­mits for mu­tual and tran­sit cargo trans­ports avail­able this year. De­mand for Rus­sian per­mits has grown 7% in the first half of 2017 in com­par­i­son with the same pe­riod of last year. Rus­sian car­ri­ers have used Lat­vian per­mits 16% more of­ten.

Last year, Latvia and Rus­sia ex­changed 4,000 uni­ver­sal per­mits and 100,000 per­mits for mu­tual and tran­sit trans­ports. In 2015, the two coun­tries ex­changed 2,500 uni­ver­sal and 95,000 per­mits for mu­tual and tran­sit trans­ports.

Ieva Čīka/LETA

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