17/ 03/ 2016

The problem

In 2014 the Ministry of Infrastructure introduced a mandatory form of the waybill. What was wrong with it?

  • it did not take into account the specifics of logistics companies and express delivery operators;
  • it increased the volume of paper documents;
  • it attracted additional human resources;
  • it required additional attention from supervisory officials;
  • it was inconsistent with the declared policy of deregulation in the transport sector.

The solution

In 2014 the EBA Logistics Committee initiated the draft order elaboration. The document which takes into account the needs of logistics companies was developed by the Committee together with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

After a lengthy approval the Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure №26 as of 27th, January 2016 was published in OVU №20 dated 18th of March, 2016. So, the evolution of a waybill procedure looks like this (example):

Several shippers are carrying a cargo to several recipients in a one truck (consolidated), cargo overload is in at least two different vehicles.

Before Order adoption: shippers had to prepare separate waybills for each recipient with all places of reloading.

After Order adoption: one waybill can be changed accordingly depending on the entity type of cargo and its specific properties, procedures and types of cargo.

The Association would like to thank the Ministry of Infrastructure for the effective cooperation and to all member-companies of the Association, who were actively involved into this process.

Legal background:

On January 14th, 2014, the Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry) “On Amendments to the Rules of goods transportation by road in Ukraine” №983 from December 5th, 2013 (hereinafter – the Rules) came into force. It has introduced mandatory form of the waybill.

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