The joint Latvian-Russian commission, which met in Moscow on October 11-12, agreed on the two countries’ further cooperation on road freight transportation.
Representatives of the Latvian Road Transport Administration noted that freight shipping by road between Latvia and Russia increased in the first nine months of 2018 and that the delegations therefore agreed to issue additional 2,000 permits valid for the transportation of freight between Latvia and Russia, transit freight and freight shipped to or from third countries.
An agreement was also reached on the initial exchange of trucking permits in 2019. Under this agreement, 100,000 bilateral/transit permits and 9,000 universal permits will be issued to Latvian truckers and 110,000 bilateral/transit and 8,000 universal permits to Russian truckers.
The Latvian delegation in the talks included representatives from the Transport Ministry, the Road Transport Administration and the Latvian Auto transport association, while the Russian delegation included representatives from the Federal Road Agency, the supervisory authority and ASMAP transport association.