Kazakhstan, China update road transport permits system
Vice Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan Berik Kamaliyev and Chinese Deputy Minister of Transport Liu Xiaoming signed an updated Protocol on establishing a permits system for road transport.
The document was signed following the 10th meeting of Transport Cooperation Subcommittee of the Kazakh-Chinese Cooperation Committee held on October 10-12, 2016, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, with the assistance of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in China.
Unlike the previous Protocol, signed on February 27, 1993 (three kinds of permissions: A � regular passenger and freight traffic; B � non-scheduled passenger and freight traffic; C � freight traffic), updated one provides for the 4th kind of permit � D � which is applied for freight transportation on certain routes with the right to perform round-trip transportation.
The parties agreed at the meeting to consider development of a detailed mechanism for implementing the Cooperation Plan signed by both countries on integrating Nurly Zhol and Silk Road Economic Belt in terms of provisions that affect cooperation in the field of transport.
During the stay in Wuhan, Kazakh delegation visited Yangluo port, Yangchunhu transfer center of passenger traffic, railway container center (the 1st station of Wuhan�Suar-Europe freight rail route) of the Wuhan-Hanou international logistics company.
The Protocol on establishing the permits system for international road transport is provided by the Regulations of the Agreement of September 26, 1992, between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China on international road transport.
In July 2016, China signed a Transports International Routiers Convention under the auspices of the UN that should significantly accelerate freight transportation within the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan