September 5-8, 2017, Odesa, GUAM Secretary General Altai Efendiev and Program Coordinator Sabuhi Tamirov took part in the XVIII International Conference «International Road Transport: Problems, Solutions and Prospects», at the invitation of the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union U. de Pretto and President of the Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine L. Kostyuchenko.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss issues related to the effective use of intermodal transport between Europe and Asia for transport policy harmonization.
In this regard, GUAM Secretary General stressed the need for the participation of road carriers of the GUAM Member States in the discussion and development of the constituent documents of the GUAM Business Cooperation Association that is being created which in the long term will allow defining bottlenecks that hamper the development of GUAM Free Trade Area and GUAM Transport Corridor.
He also informed about the work on simplification of customs clearance procedures for the transportation of goods along the GUAM Transport Corridor, in particular, about the adoption of the protocols between the customs administrations of the GUAM Member States on the organization of the exchange of preliminary information on goods and vehicles transported across the state borders of the GUAM Member States, and on the mutual recognition of certain results of customs procedures regarding goods and vehicles transported across state borders of GUAM Member States.
The Resolution of the XVIII International Conference «International Road Transport: Problems, Solutions and Prospects» was approved by the results of the conference.