Only buses/coaches, which meet at least the Euro 5 Safe pollution norm, will be allowed to carry out regular services of people’s transportation between Moldova and Romania starting from April 1, 2023.
According to the Motor Transport National Agency (ANTA), the decision was taken within the Moldovan-Romanian joint commission in the international road transport sector, held in Bucharest last week.
Thus, the parties ruled to cancel the Moldovan authorizations issued to road transport operators with the term, which exceeded five years, in case of regular services, for which the Romanian authorizations expired and were not renewed; to adjust the Moldovan authorizations for the road services of passengers’ transportation in international traffic, released for a period of 8 years, to the provisions of the bilateral inter-governmental agreement. The Romanian side reiterated that it did not recognize on its territory the validity of the authorizations for the road transport of people through regular services, released for a period longer than 5 years.
The parties also ruled to extend the moratorium on the authorization of the new regular services till April 1, 2023; to remove, starting from April 1, 2023, the conditions as to the minimal difference of one hour between the departures of two route vehicles on the same itinerary, or between the stations of other routes, which intersected during the carrying out of routes, in the case of the new regular services or of those, which were to be authorized; to cancel the regular services, which were not carried out by both parties and to withdraw the authorizations, if the road transport operators did not resume the servicing of the concerned services in a term of 30 days after the date of notification by the competent authorities; only buses/coaches, which met at least the Euro 5 Safe pollution norm would be allowed to carry out regular services of people. The authorization is valid only along with the certificate, which shows the pollution norm, issued by the producer or by its authorized representative from Moldova, Romania or any EU member state.
The participants of the meeting brought for discussion also the subject on the implementation of the e-CMR system for the international transports carried out between Moldova and Romania, in order to digitalize and simplify the professional work of the road transport operators and the logistic procedures. At the same time, they discussed the issue on the long waiting time of transport units at the border between Moldova and Romania. In this respect, the parties agreed to re-signal the concerned issue to the customs authorities of the two states and ease the traffic through its prioritization for the road transport operators. (Moldpres/Business World Magazine)