4 Jul 2023 15:44

Poland proposes setting up experimental checkpoint to accelerate trucks' crossing border into Ukraine

MOSCOW. July 4 (Interfax) - Poland is exploring the possibility of setting up an experimental checkpoint that would expedite the passage of trucks by joint cargo control carried out by Polish and Ukrainian border guards, Grzegorz Oszast, a board member of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIT), said.

"Poland has become a hub for supplies of important goods for Ukraine. The authorities can increase the capacity of border checkpoints. We proposed this solution - to set up an experimental checkpoint where Polish and Ukrainian border guards would jointly carry out control of trucks," Ukrainian media quoted Oszast as saying, citing a PAIT statement.

There are currently 870 Polish companies doing business in Ukraine, Oszast said, noting that Poland is interested in boosting cooperation with Ukrainian businesses. "We are collecting proposals and remarks from Polish businesses as to how it would be possible to ease doing business in Ukraine. All proposals will be passed over to the Ukrainian authorities by Government Envoy for Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Development Jadwiga Emilewicz," Oszast said.

The PAIT said in the statement that the agency has compiled a register of Polish companies that are planning to enter the Ukrainian market and join in the programs to restore the country, and over 2,500 enterprises and entities have expressed their interest in cooperation with the Ukrainian businesses as of today.