Bulgaria Calls on Turkey to Comply with Transport Agreements

Business | October 8, 2013, Tuesday // 18:43|  views

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Bulgaria has asked Turkey to comply strictly with international agreements on road transport of goods.

Bulgaria has requested from Turkey to strictly observe international contracts on transport under which Turkey is a contracting party, announced Bulgaria’s Ministry of Transport.

The request comes after a recent increase in the number of Bulgarian trucks detained at checkpoints on the Bulgarian-Turkish border by Turkish authorities.

A lack of “appropriate” permit, required for a given freight is the reason for the detentions according to Turkish customs authorities. Bulgarian carriers are required to pay a fee of EUR 3000 in order to be granted permission by Turkey’s customs to enter the country.

Turkey introduced the new fees for carriers on September 1st.

Bulgaria’s official position is that the introduction of the fees in September is a breach of a transport agreement between Bulgaria and Turkey and Bulgarian carriers should not be made to pay them at the border.

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