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Procedure for using seals on transport to facilitate agricultural crops transit from Ukraine to Poland comes into force

KYIV. March 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine and Poland have reached an agreement to simplify the procedures for the export of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds in transit through Poland to other countries, the changes came into force on March 9 and affected the procedure for applying seals on vehicles, according to the website of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

According to the report, from 08:00 a.m. on March 9, veterinary control was canceled for Ukrainian agricultural products, which follow in transit through the Republic of Poland to the Polish ports of Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie, Szczecin or in transit to other countries.

It is clarified that for Ukrainian road carriers, the simplified procedure will apply at all checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Polish border, working for the passage of freight transport.

“At the checkpoint, a representative of the State Customs Service of Ukraine will put an additional seal in the CMR consignment note in column No. 2 if such cargo is in transit to Polish ports or other countries. The carrier must present the international CMR consignment note with the additional seal to Polish customs inspectors,” the statement explains.

According to the agency, if there is no additional stamp in column No. 2 of the CMR invoice, and the goods are in transit through the Republic of Poland, the Polish side reserves the right to return such a truck to the territory of Ukraine. In addition, the Polish side will put seals on trucks with transit goods after they pass through border and customs control.

“If the goods are in transit through the Republic of Poland, but the consignment note indicates the recipient who transships on the territory of the Republic of Poland from Ukrainian standard wagons to European ones, the simplified procedure can be applied upon presentation of an agreement (or other document) with a European carrier, which indicates that this cargo is in transit to Polish ports or other countries,” the ministry notes.

According to it, the new order does not provide for additional sealing of railway cars.