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Kazakhstan to revise international road haulage requirements

by February 8, 2017 General

Kazakhstan plan to revise the requirements for admission to carrying out the international road haulage. This was informed today by the Vice Minister of Investments and Development Roman Sklyar at the interdepartmental commission on legislative activities who introduced the bill On amendments and additions to some legislative acts on transport.

In his words, the bill is aimed at modernizing the international road haulage system.

Over 21% of the total amount of Kazakh motor carriers engaged in international transportation lease the vehicles, due to not having in possession own ones, which accounts to 26% of the auto park. This situation has a negative impact on the competitiveness of bona fide carriers and leads to the filling of the transport services market with carriers who do not meet the qualification requirements, Roman Sklyar said.

According to the Vice Minister, the lack of material and technical base and financial resources of the carrier adversely affects the sustainable market development, shifts the risk of potential transport-related losses to the buyer through increased cost of goods.

In order to improve the quality of transport services, to increase the share of domestic carriers in the international arena and to ensure the traffic safety via the concept (of the bill), it is proposed to revise the requirements on admission to carrying out the international auto haulage that will be introduced in 2019, Sklyar noted.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan