Turkey and Poland banned the entry into the countries for Russian trucks


Starting from February 1, Russian trucks are unable to go through Turkey. As reported by the Association of International Road Transport Carriers (ASMAP), Russian and Turkish sides failed to agree on the extension of permits for transportation companies in 2016. Previously acting operating permits expired on February 1.

“So far, the Turkish side has not agreed on contingent for permits for 2016. Currently, Russian Transport Ministry is taking steps to resolve the issue: proposals were re-sent to the Turkish side for the exchange of permits,” – reported on the website of the organization.

In early December last year Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov announced that the number of authorizations for bilateral transport from Turkey to Russia will be reduced by 4 times. “This decision does not affect transit transportation. The volume of goods delivered to Russia from Turkey will be reduced, but there will be other goods that our carriers will be transporting. There will be replacements of products imported from Turkey,” – said the minister.

On Monday February 1, truck traffic between Russia and Poland has stopped. The reason was the same: lack of coordination on truck travel permits.

In late January of this year Turkey introduced a fee for flat hot-rolled metal products: 13.7% for Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine (MMK), 12.4% for “Severstal”, and 9.4% for NLMK. In Russia it was considered as Ankara’s first response to the Russian sanctions, imposed after the crash of Su-24.

Source: 9tv.co.il