By Kamila Aliyeva
The volume of cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and other countries amounted to 8.8 million tonnes in 2017.
This indicator rose by 4 percent up to 355,500 tonnes compared to 2016, according to the message of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development
The ministry noted that the share of Kazakh carriers increased by 6 percent amounting to 52 percent.
To date, the Central Asian country has about 3,500 international carriers with a fleet of vehicles consisting of more than 17,000 units.
So far, Kazakhstan has signed agreements on road transportation with 41 foreign countries.
In 2017, an agreement between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on road transport came into force. Since January 8, 2018 the regular bus en route Shymkent-Tashkent was launched.
On April 3, an agreement was signed between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on international road transport. The agreement established legal norms for the implementation of road transport between the two countries, regulates the types of trucking and the procedure for establishing quotas for the exchange of permit forms.
An agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Serbia on international road transport, providing for the introduction of a non-permissive system for bilateral and transit cargo shipments, came into effect on July 6.
In December 2017, an agreement between Kazakhstan and Norway on international road transport came into force.
Currently, the issue of concluding similar agreements with Denmark, Portugal is under consideration. Moreover, the decisions on amending the existing agreements with Armenia, Georgia and Turkmenistan were reached.
In 2018, Kazakhstan established a quota for the exchange of permit forms with 40 countries.
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