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The agreement on carrying out coordinated policy in range of definition of transit fares

of January 17, 1997

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

being guided by provisions of the Agreement on creation of Economic union of September 24, 1993,

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

aiming to stimulate with the applied rates growth of economies of the State Parties of the Commonwealth,

understanding importance and need of carrying out mutually acceptable actions for ensuring efficiency of transportation of goods and passengers,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the stated below terms have the following values:

"the international message with the State Parties of the CIS" of transportation of goods and passengers between the State Parties of this agreement;

"the international message with the third countries" - transportation of goods and passengers from the State Parties of this agreement to the third countries and back.

Article 2

The tariff space of the State Parties of this agreement is understood as space on which the agreed principles of forming and application of tariff policy for international carriages act.

Article 3

For the purpose of development of coordinated policy in the field of transit fares in the international message with the State Parties of the CIS the Parties will charge to relevant organs:

development of package of measures for regulation of tariff policy, the goods oriented to ensuring free movement and passengers;

forming of rates taking into account environment of the transport market and economic interests of transport and road complex, need of complex regulation of settlement proceeding from national interests of the Parties;

allocation of tariff corridors for transportation of separate cargoes taking into account the legislation of the Parties.

In the field of rail transport the Decision of Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States of October 18, 1996 about the Concept of establishment of the approved tariff policy acts on rail transport of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Article 4

As the first-priority measures directed to realization of management system by rates in the international message with the states by members of the CIS, the Party:

develop the adequate regulatory framework regulating the principles of pricing on services of transport in the international message between the State Parties of the CIS;

pursue the customs policy directed to simplification of conditions of cargo transportation.

Article 5

For the purpose of establishment of the approved tariff policy of the Party take measures on:

to payment of transportations on compensation basis, including through participation of freight owners in investments into development of transport;

to decrease in operating transportation expenses on freight transportation and payback of the passenger traffic reached at the expense of different sources of financing;

to development and coordination of the mechanism of reverse payments.

Article 6

Forming of the approved tariff policy based on general approaches to creation of charge rates, the principles of their differentiation, enhancement of reconciliation procedures of the sizes, standardization of rules of application is performed step by step.

Article 7

Coordinating bodies of coordination of policy in range of definition of transit fares are the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Interstate economic Committee of Economic union, interstate (intergovernmental) bodies of cooperation in the field of transport, regarding rail freight transportation - the Tariff conference of railway carriers of the State Parties of the Commonwealth.

Article 8

The parties undertake measures for harmonization of national legal acts in the field of pricing.

Article 9

The parties reserve the right of independent and independent determination of forms and conditions of tariff policy with the states which are not participating in this agreement.

Article 10

According to the mutual arrangement changes and additions can be made to this agreement.

Article 11

This agreement becomes effective from date of delivery on storage to depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it. For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later it becomes effective from the date of delivery to depositary of the notification on it.

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