The EBA Logistics Committee held an intense discussion on the revised version of the Draft Law “On inland waterway transport” (in working regime). According to the latest reports, this revised Draft Law was registered in the Parliament on June 8th, 2017, but there is no official text yet.
Business representatives exchanged their views with the authors of this Draft Law (Borys Kozyr, Volodymyr Rabotnyov), heard some opinions of international experts (Albert Bergonzo, Teodоra Andreeva, Adam Whiteman) and representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Astrid Dunselman) who actively cooperate with Ukraine in the direction of the development of inland waterway in Ukraine.
International experts stressed that this Draft Law should meet European standards and create a free and fair market.
As the result of the meeting, it was agreed that businesses would send their comments to the revised Draft Law, which later will be reviewed and discussed together with international experts and developers of this Draft Law within the EBA.