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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of September 20, 1997

About the international automobile communication

The government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, hereinafter referred to as "Contracting parties",

for the purpose of further development of bilateral trade and economic relations,

wishing to develop cooperation in the field of tourism, automobile passenger and freight traffic between both states and transit through their territories,

agreed as follows:

Article 1 of Determination

For the purposes of this agreement:

1. "Carrier" means any physical person or legal entity having permission to perform the international freight and passenger traffic by road transport according to national legal systems of the states of Contracting Parties.

2. "Vehicle" means:

a) in transit loads - the cargo vehicle, the cargo tractor registered in the territory of the state of one of Contracting Parties, or the specified car and the tractor with trail car or semitrailer truck;

b) in transit passengers - the special vehicle (bus) intended for transportation of passengers and having at least 8 places for sitting, apart from driver's seat, registered in the territory of the state of one of Contracting Parties.

3. "Permission" - the document issued for use with payment of charges or with release from payment of charges according to the current legislation of each of Contracting Parties which grants to carrier the right to make one transportation in the direct and opposite direction or transit across the territory of other Contracting Party in the period of the term of its action.

Article 2 Scope

According to this agreement motor transportations of passengers and loads between the states of both Contracting Parties, en route through their territories, and also to the third states or from the third states on the roads open for the international automobile communication which are carried out by the vehicles registered in the territory of one of two states are performed.

Transportations of passengers

Article 3 Regular transportations

Regular transportations of passengers are performed by vehicles according to the schedule which is in advance approved between competent authorities of the states of Contracting Parties, route, with indication of initial, final and intermediate points for landing and disembarkation of passengers.

Proposals on the organization of such transportations are beforehand submitted each other by competent authorities of the states of Contracting Parties.

Article 4 Irregular transportations

1. For implementation of irregular transportations of passengers based on this agreement, except for the transportations provided in Item 2 of this Article the permissions issued by competent authorities of the states of Contracting Parties are required.

2. Permissions are not required on accomplishment of irregular transportations of passengers by vehicles in cases when the group of passengers of the same structure is transported on the same vehicle throughout all trip:

a) if this trip begins and comes to an end in the territory of that Finishing speaking Party where the vehicle is registered;

b) if this trip begins in the territory of the state of the Contracting Party where the vehicle is registered, and comes to an end in the territory of the state of other Contracting Party provided that the vehicle leaves this territory without passengers;

c) if it is transported by transit through the territory of the state of other Contracting Party.

3. Permission is not required when replacing the defective bus.

4. In case of accomplishment of the transportations provided in Item 2 of this Article, the driver of the vehicle shall have the passenger manifest.

Transportation of goods

Article 5 Procedure for Accomplishment of Transportations

Transportation of goods between the states of both Contracting Parties or en route through their territories to the third states, except for the transportations provided in Article 7 of this agreement is performed by trailer hauling trucks or semitrailer trucks or without them on the basis of the permissions issued by competent authorities of the states of Contracting Parties.

On each transportation of goods performed by trailer hauling trucks or semitrailer truck or without them separate permission which grants the right to making of one flight there and back shall be issued if other is not stipulated in the permission.

Article 6 of Permission

The procedure for issue and exchange of the permissions provided by this agreement is determined by approval between competent authorities of the states of Contracting Parties.

Article 7 Release from permissions

Permissions are not required on accomplishment by vehicles of transportations:

a) exhibition loads;

b) sports loads for holding sports competitions;

c) bodies of the dead;

d) mails;

e) the damaged vehicles;

e) the personal household property in case of resettlement;

g) the loads intended for the humanitarian assistance;

h) the medical equipment and medicines for assistance in case of natural disasters.

Article 8 Weight and dimensions of vehicles

1. Not establish each of the states of Contracting Parties for the vehicles registered in the territory of the state of other Contracting Party, more restrictive conditions, than those which are established for the vehicles registered in the own territory.

2. If the weight or dimensions of the vehicle exceed the regulations established in the territory of the state of one of Contracting Parties the vehicle requires special permission of monitoring body of this state.

If such permission establishes compulsory use of any certain route for the vehicle, then transportation is allowed only along this route.

Article 9 Prohibition of Domestic Transports

The carrier of the state of one of Contracting Parties is not allowed to transport passengers and loads between two Items located in the territory of the state of other Contracting Party.

Article 10 Transport documents

Documents which are required according to provisions of this agreement shall be in case of the vehicle which they treat, and are shown upon the demand of monitoring bodies.

Article 11 Taxes and fees

The transportations of passengers and loads performed by carriers of the states of both Contracting Parties in the bilateral message on the basis of this agreement on the terms of parity mutually are exempted from collection of the charges for driving through highways public provided by the national legal system of the states of Contracting Parties.

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