Agreement between Uzbekistan and China on international road transport to come into force in 2018
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
An agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on International Road Transportation will come into force on 1 January 2018, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
The agreement was signed on 12 May 2017 during the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the People’s Republic of China.
Under the terms of Article 21 of the Agreement, the document enters into force 30 days after receiving the last written notification through diplomatic channels of the parties’ compliance with the necessary domestic procedures. The relevant notification of the Chinese side was received on 2 December 2017.
The main purpose of the Agreement is to create mutually acceptable legal conditions for implementation of international road transportation between the states of the parties and transit through their territories.
In accordance with the Agreement, the parties will grant each other the right to carry out international road transportation on the territory of their states by vehicles registered on the territory of one of the countries along routes determined by mutual agreement of the competent authorities.
Under the terms of the document, bilateral and transit transportations will be carried out on the basis of permits issued by the competent authorities of the two countries, in particular the Uzbek Agency of Road and River Transport and the Ministry of Transport of China, respectively.
In this connection, the competent authorities will annually pass to each other a mutually agreed number of forms of permits for the transport of goods.
The agreement will give a positive impetus to further development of bilateral cooperation, will open new prospects for further expansion of trade and economic ties between the two countries and will contribute to the formation of a mutually beneficial transport market.