Freight Traffic Between Russia and Poland Faces Suspension

Denis Abramov / Vedomosti

Freight traffic between Russia and Poland may be suspended because Poland refuses to follow new Russian regulations, Russia’s Transport Ministry announced on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported.

The new regulations, according to the ministry, are aimed at tighter control of Russian permits issued for motor transportation of goods from other countries, but Polish officials insist the regulations imply a higher level of state control over freight traffic.

The ministry points out that Poland hasn’t offered any solution to the problem other than demanding that the federal law be changed, Interfax reported.

In 2014 a law was passed in Russia introducing stricter registration rules for international freight traffic.

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