Grain and Oilseeds, Logistics

25/ 07/ 2017

Last Friday the representatives of the EBA Grain&Oilseed and Logistics Committees joined a meeting of the Head of the Government Volodymyr Groysman with the business community. This meeting was initiated by the Ukraine Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest in order to discuss the prospects for the development of the Ukrainian transport market.

The participants of the meeting discussed important issues of the transport system in Ukraine, which are currently a matter of concern for both the state and the companies, and they proposed a number of initiatives for both the Government and the Parliament to consider. In particular, the issues that were raised included: the lack of wagons, the provision of a transparent mechanism of compensation of investments and the improvement of state tariff regulation in the field of port charges. From the EBA, it was mentioned that it is necessary to create an additional incentive to increase cargo flows and increase the competitive advantages of our country’s ports.

Based on the outcome of the discussion, the Prime Minister instructed to summon a similar meeting in a month and a half, during which the Ministry of Infrastructure will have to present relevant progress regarding the strategic vision of development of the transportation industry in Ukraine.

The EBA expresses its gratitude to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and his team for joining the discussion about important infrastructural issues and we look forward to further cooperation regarding the elaboration of a unified transport development strategy.

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