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The agreement on the principles of forming of general transport space and interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of transport policy

of October 9, 1997

The governments of the State Parties of this agreement, further - the Parties,

understanding objective need of effective transport service of the Common Economic Space based on free movement of goods, services, labor power and the capitals

attaching great value to joint complete and high-quality use of transport infrastructures of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

aiming at carrying out coordinated policy in range of definition of transit fares,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The general transport space of the State Parties of this agreement is understood as set of technologically integrated transport communications in the territories of these states equipped for movement of vehicles, cargo transfer and passengers, information and tariff systems, structures and controling mechanisms with different types of transport which functioning is performed on the basis of the national legal system of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth with subsequent its harmonization.

Article 2

The general transport space of the State Parties of this agreement is created on the basis of development:

the concept and the principles of forming of general transport space, including railway, air, water, automobile modes of transport;

concepts of establishment of the approved tariff policy on transport services;

concepts of enhancement of organizational structure of transport complex for consumer service improvement;

programs of joint development and use of transport infrastructures;

programs of providing conditions of transit of loads within general transport space of the State Parties of the CIS;

protection programs of the environment from harmful effects of vehicles;

programs of safety of passengers and service personnel on transport, and also safety of loads.

Development of the specified programs (concepts) is made jointly by competent authorities of the Parties in the field of transport. Coordination of this work is performed by Interstate economic Committee of Economic union.

Competent authorities of the Parties in the field of rail transport in the activities are guided:

the scheme of general transport space of zhelezdorozhny transport of the State Parties of the CIS approved by Council for rail transport of the State Parties of the CIS;

agreements and decisions made by Council of heads of states and Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth, including the Decision of Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth on the Concept of establishment of the approved tariff policy on zhelezdorozhny transport of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States of October 18, 1996 and the Agreement on carrying out coordinated policy in range of definition of transit fares of January 17, 1997.

Article 3

For the purpose of creation of conditions for functioning of general transport space and development of the coordinated transport policy of the Party take measures on:

harmonizations of regulatory framework in the field of transport;

to development of financial and economic mechanisms for implementation of joint programs on transport;

enhancement of interaction of national transport systems;

to purposeful protection of interests of industries with the corresponding legal and economic support of competitiveness of national carriers in the internal and external markets of transport services;

fair competition of business entities of all patterns of ownership;

to carrying out coordinated policy in range of definition of transit fares in the international message between the State Parties of this agreement;

to replenishment and upgrade of vehicle parks of railway, air, sea, river, automobile modes of transport;

to forming and carrying out the approved scientific and technical policy in the field of transport;

to creation of general system of scientific, technical and technological information base in the field of transport complex;

to creation of joint businesses, associations, multinational corporations in the field of transport complex;

to working off of transport and technological schemes of cargo delivery, including with use of alternative modes of transport and systems of corporate servicing of vehicles;

to determination of mutually agreed procedure and the organization of control of entrance (departure) of all vehicles, including vehicles of the states, not being participants of this agreement;

to providing on the terms of reciprocity of bezrazreshitelny transportation of goods and passengers, movement of vehicles on the territories of the State Parties of this agreement, including the following en route in (from) the third countries, except for transportations of particular loads according to the customs rules existing in the territory of the State Parties of this agreement;

to opening of access of carriers to the markets of transport services of the State Parties of this agreement on mutually advantageous basis;

to provision of equal conditions for activities to the transport and transport-forwarding enterprises in the territories of gosudarstvuchastnik of this agreement;

to carrying out the approved customs policy;

to streamlining on the terms of reciprocity of systems of the taxes and the state charges connected with use or content of roads and other means of communication, ownership or use of vehicles, and also taxes and fees from income gained from services in the transportation of passengers and loads performed by carriers of one of the State Parties of this agreement on the territories of other State Parties of this agreement.

Article 4

The bodies responsible for carrying out the coordinated transport policy directed to forming of general transport space of the State Parties of this agreement are the competent authorities of the Parties in the field of transport approving the actions through the relevant interstate, intergovernmental authorities of the Commonwealth.

Article 5

The parties agreed to pursue policy of the state support of transport complex, to determine priority projects on the approved investment, and also on creation of the integrated transport systems at the level of international standards.

Article 6

The parties recognize necessary the problem resolution of obligatory personal passengers insurance, the State Parties of this agreement transported on the territories.

Article 7

Competent authorities of the Parties in the field of transport in case of need approve and coordinate the activities in the international transport organizations.

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