BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 16
By Nargiz Ismayilova – Trend:
Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (TRACECA) is currently working towards digitalization, converting the processes and documents into e-formatn and creating an online platform for all participants in the freight transportation process, Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA Asset Assavbayev told Trend.
“The main goal of the work of the Permanent Secretariat is to create an international transport corridor that meets the requirements of the 21st century, namely, is competitive both in terms of transportation cost and delivery time,” secretary general added.
"Moreover, we carry out the work in several spheres including the development of a new agreement on TRACECA single transit permit to transport the international cargo by vehicles; strengthening of cooperation in the field of modern integrated border management within the TRACECA competence; the development of TRACECA multimodal transportation in accordance with the best practices throughout the corridor, improvement of cargo transportation safety; attraction of container flow to the TRACECA corridor to increase cargo transportation volumes by trains,” Assavbayev said.
As part of IGC TRACECA, by the initiative of Turkey, the TRACECA Multilateral Permits System for international road transport was developed and introduced in 2015.
On June 11, 2020, a meeting of the Permanent Representatives (National Secretaries) of the Permanent Secretariat of IGC TRACECA was held in an online conference mode. During the meeting, the participants exchanged views on issues of principles, approaches and methods for determining the routes of this corridor, the proposed draft agreement on a Single Transit Permission for the project, as well as the accession of the parties to the agreement on the development of multimodal transport TRACECA.
TRACECA is a system of international cargo transportation by road, based on the Customs Convention on the international transportation of goods using TIR.
The TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission is open to all initiatives that contribute to strengthening the regional transport dialogue and ensuring efficient and reliable international Euro-Asian transport links that contribute to the active development of the economy.
The TRACECA corridor is involved in gradually developing trends in trade and economic relations. The main cargo flows that pass through the corridor are formed on the one hand in Western and Central Europe while on the other hand in Central and Southeast Asia.
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