Germany and Mongolia simplify cross-border process

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Mongolian Government recently signed an agreement on cross-border passenger and road freight transportation.

“Mongolia is a close partner for Germany in East Asia,” said Federal Minister, Volker Wissing.

“With the bilateral agreement, we will simplify cross-border road passenger and freight transport between our states and transit through our states in the future.

“We create a common legal framework and thereby make it easier to grant the necessary permits. This is an important signal to our countries’ logisticians and a significant contribution to strengthening our bilateral trade and economic relations with Mongolia.”

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure said the agreement outlines the approval process for road freight between both states and also defines exceptions to the authorisation requirement for goods such as medicines that are intended to provide assistance in urgent emergencies.

The agreement also regulates the obligations that drivers must fulfil, such as carrying certain documents, as well as the regulations that must be adhered to such as driving and rest times.

“Both contracting parties also pay particular attention to the aspects of environmental and climate protection as well as traffic safety,” the Ministry said. “The agreement therefore only provides for approvals for motor vehicles whose emission limit values ​​correspond to at least the EURO V pollutant class and which have a high level of vehicle safety.”

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