: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine to allow cargo transit to unrecognized Transnistria only under Moldova control


Transit of goods to the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic through the territory of Ukraine will be performed only upon agreement with the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, according to the Ukrainian State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service.

”Decree No. 33 of May 17, 2017, issued by Ukraine`s chief state inspector of veterinary medicine, stipulates that starting May 20, 2017, the transit of controlled cargo via Ukraine to the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic will be carried out only upon prior agreement with the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova,” the report said.

The Ukrainian consumer protection watchdog also stressed the compliance of the requirement with Clause 14 of the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary Medicine of the CIS Countries, stipulating the cooperation on such issues between the Ukrainian and Moldovan competent bodies in the field of veterinary medicine.

Specifically, the central state veterinary authorities of the transit and destination states shall issue the relative permits for transit of the controlled cargo in advance. They also agree on the route.

”Since the effect of this agreement does not extend to relations with the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic [Transnistria], the chief state inspector of veterinary medicine of Ukraine made a decision to ensure its implementation. The decision meets the requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health,” the service said.

Earlier, in the unrecognized Transnistria complained that Ukraine had forbidden the transit of goods through its territory.


See also: Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria (Moldova)


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