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PROTOCOL
of the Turkish-Hungarian Joint Committee Meeting
on Road Transport between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Government of
Hungary
Izmir, 04-05 March 2014
The Turkish- Hungarian Joint Committee Meeting on Road Transport was held in Izmir on
04-05 March 2014 in accordance with the Agreement on International Road Transport signed
between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Republic of
Hungary on 14 September 1968.
The members of both sides are listed in the appendix.
Items of the agenda are as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Exchange of statistical data
Goods transport
Passenger Transport
Other issues
1.Exchange of Statistical Information
The sides exchanged statistical information regarding the foreign trade and international road
transport in terms of volume and value between the two countries.
The sides noted the relevant development in trade and road transport activities and agreed
upon the aim of bilateral trade to reach 5 billion dollars.
The sides expressed their good will for improving trade between the two countries and stated
the importance of transport regarding to volume of the trade between Hungary and Turkey.
2. Goods Transport
The sides exchanged information on the share of the transport market among Turkish and
Hungarian haulers and 3rd country hauliers.
Hungarian side requested used taxable permits for 2014 in order to offer making 25%
reduction on the passage fees of taxable permit. Turkish side stated that they will take it into
consideration.
Referring to GATT Agreement Article V and Decision No1/95 of the EC-Turkey Association
Council, Turkish side offered that primarily transit operations can be liberalized completely.
Otherwise, Turkish side requested an increase for the quota of bilateral/transit non-taxable
permits at least 5.000 pieces. Hungarian side does not agree wıth the reference to the GATT
Agreement that Turkish side indicated.
Turkish side also expressed that according to the protocol which was signed in 1992 passage
fee is not applied to vehicles environmentally sensitive. Hungarian side replied that Hungary
is now a country of EU and Hungary has to adapt EU rules.
Both side, in principal, accepted separation of bilateral and transit permit from each other for
the 2015 quotas.
After long discussions, the sides agreed on the final quotas for 2014 as follows:
For the Turkish side:
20.000 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits for Euro3 vehicles and higher.
5.500 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits for Euro4 vehicles and higher
2.000 non-taxable permits for third country transport
16.400 taxable permits
For the Hungarian side:
13.000 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits (permits for Euro2, Euro3 vehicles)
6.250 non-taxable permits for third country transport
16.400 taxable permits
In addition to that Hungarian side accepted to provide 1000 pieces additional transit permit
valid for the year of 2014 for Euro4 vehicles and higher.
After long discussions, the sides agreed on the preliminary quotas for 2015 decided by the
protocol signed on 26th September 2013 as:
For the Hungarian side:
13.000 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits (permits for Euro2, Euro3 vehicles)
6.250 non-taxable permits for third country transport
16.400 taxable permits
For the Turkish side:
20.000 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits for Euro3 vehicles and higher.
5.500 bilateral/transit non-taxable permits for Euro4 vehicles and higher
2.000 non-taxable permits for third country transport
16.400 taxable permits
Hungarian side stated that railway transport will facilitate road transport significantly and
asked to Turkish side for its support. Turkish side agreed with the Hungarian side and stated
its pleasure of the cooperation with Hungary on railway transport.
Hungarian side stated that they may strive for a Ro-La line to make it serve again and
requested Turkish side for promoting its hauliers to use this line and if the same number of
operator uses the Ro-La line, bonus system will be reconsidered again. Turkish side
expressed that option of transport mode namely whether they use Ro-La line or not is up to
the costs which must be competitive with road transport. Turkish side expressed that any
transport operator cannot be forced to use any mode or line.
Hungarian side expressed their opinions about VAT return issue. Turkish side informed the
Hungarian side about the notion of the Turkish Ministry of Finance.
Hungarian side noted that Turkish 550 liters of fuel limitation rule applied by Turkish
authority does not comply with the current Agreement. Turkish side explained the situation
saying that this rule is applied both to foreign and Turkish hauliers in order to prevent fuel
smuggling.
Hungarian side asked from the Turkish side to make a visa exemption regulation for the
professional drivers. Turkish side informed the Hungarian side stating that after having
discussion with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the result will be delivered to the Hungarian
side.
Both sides agree with the necessity of the amendment of the current bilateral agreement.
Turkish side transmitted its opinion on the amendment offer of the bilateral agreement
previously received from the Hungarian side.
After the long discussions, Turkish side proposed to send the draft of a new bilateral
agreement that contains measures that are going to ease transportation.
The sides agreed that the duration of all permits shall be valid until 31st January of the
following year.
3.Passenger Transport
The sides noted that there are currently three international regular (scheduled) bus services
line between Turkey and Hungary. Both sides were agreed, that the number of the bus services
will be increased, if required. The sides agreed that the permit quota for passenger transport
services, which was 200, will remain the same.
4.Miscellaneous
Hungarian side informed Turkish side about infractions of rules by Turkish hauliers regarding
using of CEMT permits, using of tachograph, misuse of permits, exceeding permissible
weight in Hungary. Hungarian side stated that these infractions of rules are increasing day by
day.
The Hungarian company responsible for the electronic toll system would like to contact its
Turkish partner
Hungarian side invited Turkish side to Hungary for the next Joint Committee Meeting on
Road Transport. Exact date and venue will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
Done on 5th March 2014 in Izmir in English in two original copies.
For the Turkish Side
For the Hungarian Side
Hüseyin YILMAZ
Andras SZEKELY
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